First Name: Shriram
Last Name: Thirumalai Eachambadi
Preferred Name: Ram Eachambadi (Ram pronounced like Rahm (if you know Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, you know what I am talking about), not the goat anyway)
Age: 35
Current Residence: Pittsburgh, PA
Languages Spoken: English & Tamil (fluent); Hindi (moderate knowledge); Malayalam (less than moderate). While my native language is Tamil, the only language I can read, write, speak, and understand with complete fluency, and the one that I am most comfortable with is English. I cannot write in Tamil properly. I can read Tamil by guessing what the words are since I speak the language fluently and know the letters. I know Hindi well enough to strike or manage short rudimentary conversations, and can read in the language comfortably. I can understand quite a bit of Malayalam (a language, which is considered closest to Tamil), but cannot really engage in conversations (short or otherwise).

Education & Work Experience

  • Tax Staff, EY, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Actively licensed CPA of the Pennsylvania and Colorado Boards of Accountancy
  • Completed the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) in New York and the New York Law Exam in the first attempt - Sept/Oct, 2018
  • Certified Legal Intern - Tax Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (January-May 2018)
  • Certified Legal Intern - Elder Law Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (September 2017-May 2018)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Pittsburgh Tax Review, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (April 2017-May 2018)
  • Chief of Staff, JURIST (May 2017-May 2018)
  • Managing Editor, Pittsburgh Tax Review, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Sept. 2016-April 2017)
  • Senior Editor, JURIST (April 2016-April 2017)
  • Associate Editor, Pittsburgh Tax Review, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Aug. 2016-Sept. 2016)
  • Assistant Editor, JURIST (Sept. 2015-April 2016), Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Head Law Clerk, Edgar Snyder & Associates, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (May 2016-December 2017)
  • President, JURIST Staff and Supporters Association (Academic Year 2016-17)
  • Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of the Colorado Board of Accountancy, and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Tax Consultant II (equivalent of Senior in other organizations) at Deloitte U.S.-India, Hyderabad, Telengana (then AP), India (Sept. 2012-April 2014)
  • Manager, Project Finance at Centrum Capital Limited, Bombay, MH, India (March-May 2012)
  • Interned with VVF Kansas Services LLC, Kansas City, KS (June-Aug. 2010)
  • Completed all four sections of the CPA examination, including the AICPA ethics exam, in the first attempt - June 2010
  • Graduated (2018) with a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Graduated (2010) with a Master of Taxation degree from University of Denver
  • Graduated (2008) with a Master of Accounting degree (3.7 GPA) from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
  • Graduated (2004) "Cum Laude" with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (specialization field: Accounting) from California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Graduated (2002) "with highest honors" with an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA (CA = California), USA
  • Majored in Accounting. My area of specialization is Taxation. My favorite areas of accounting include Taxation, Governmental Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Forensic Accounting Because of my interest in Taxation and my experience with the Graduate Tax Program at the Sturm College of Law at University of Denver, I have also developed an interest in law

    Activities and Significant Achievements

  • CLEA Outstanding Clinical Student Award for excellence in clinical fieldwork, May 2018
  • Sutin Prize for outstanding commitment to JURIST and its public service mission, Apr. 2018
  • Nominated for Distinguished Third-Year Public Interest Scholar Award, Apr. 2018
  • CALI, Excellence for the Future, Award for State and Local Tax, Spring 2017
  • Awarded the Wohlmuth Award - In Recognition of Outstanding Dedication to JURIST—Paper Chase, April 2017
  • Awarded the Wohlmuth Award - Outstanding First-Year Staff, April 2016
  • Awarded Spot award for outstanding client service and committment to the Partnership Solutions Group (PSG) at Deloitte in April, 2013
  • Awarded All-Star (Employee of the Month) award at Deloitte in November, 2012
  • Awarded Gold Status as a member of Beta Alpha Psi at University of Denver in Spring of 2009
  • Active participant from Iowa State University (ISU), and the University of Denver (DU) in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for Spring 2008 in Ames, IA, USA and Winter/Spring 2009 in Denver, CO, USA, respectively
  • Distinguished Member of Beta Alpha Psi at ISU with highest total points: Fall 2007, Spring 2008 and Fall 2008
  • Completed five levels of "volunteer certification" in the VITA program of the IRS in 2008
  • Student Volunteer for the organizing "Meet The Firms" event of Beta Alpha PSI at ISU during Fall 2007
  • Active participant in service and social events for Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) ISU
  • Individually honored in 2003 at the California State University (Los Angeles) Honors Convocation in recognition of superior scholastic achievement
  • Awarded membership in Golden Key International Honor Society for superior scholastic achievement (2003)
  • Dean’s List – Cerritos College: Spring 2001 through Fall 2002; California State University: Spring 2003 through Fall 2003.


  • Shriram Thirumalai Eachambadi, Leave It to the Feds – Eliminate the State And Local Income Tax: Proposing a Move Toward a Single-Layer Income Tax System, 15 Pitt. Tax Rev. 215 (2018), available at http://taxreview.law.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/taxreview/article/view/73
  • Shriram Thirumalai Eachambadi, JURIST Paper Chase Legal News Archive, https://www.jurist.org/news/author/rambadi.