Minneapolis, Minnesota USA · May 23-24, 2019

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Professor Pasquale Pistone

Professor Pasquale Pistone

Academic Chairman
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prof. Pasquale Pistone is the Academic Chairman of IBFD. He holds a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) and is Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno (Italy). His main fields of expertise are European and international tax law, in which he is regarded as a top academic expert in various parts of the world.

Over the past 15 years he has lectured extensively on issues of European and international tax law (at several universities in 12 EU countries, 3 further European countries and 13 non-European countries) and has reported at over 150 specialized tax conferences around the world. He has been invited to present his views in meetings organized by the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the OECD. Prof. Pistone has been visiting professor of European and/or International Tax Law at various universities, including Florida, Lisbon, Louvain UCL, Melbourne (UM and Monash), Paris (I and II) and Sao Paulo. In his IBFD capacity he is a member of the Executive Board of the EATLP (European Association of Tax Law Professors) and of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the IFA (International Fiscal Association).

Prof. Pistone is the editor-in-chief of the World Tax Journal (IBFD), a fully peer-reviewed interdisciplinary international tax journal. He is also a member of the board of editors of Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale (Cedam, Italy) and of the scientific board of several other specialized tax journals in Europe, Russia and South America.

He has participated in and directed several research projects. He was a founding member of the GREIT (Group for Research on European International Tax Law), of ILADT’s research project on a Model Tax Convention for Latin-America, of WU Vienna’s research project on International Tax Coordination (funded by the Austrian Science Fund) and of the DeSTaT project on global fiscal transparency and developing countries (funded by the Norwegian Research Council). He is also Executive editor of IBFD’s Global Tax Treaty Commentary project.

Prof. Pistone is a member of the ECJ Task Force of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (since 2008), honorary member of the Instituto Uruguayo de Estudios Tributarios (since 2007) and of the Malta Institute of Management (since 2011) and member of the Advisory Board for the Foundation for International Taxation (FIT) (since 2016). Among other prizes and distinctions, he was presented with the EURYI Award of the ERF (European Science Foundation) in 2005.

Prof. Pistone works in seven European languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch). He has published extensively on international and European tax law as (co-)editor of 34 books and author of two books and over 160 articles translated in ten languages around the world.

Philip Baker

Philip Baker

QC | Visiting Professor
Field Court Tax Chambers | Oxford University
London, United Kingdom

Philip Baker is a barrister and QC practising from Field Court Tax Chambers in Gray’s Inn. He was called to the bar in 1979, began practising in 1987 and took silk in 2002. He is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London University and was responsible for the MA in Taxation programme there. From September 2015 he is visiting professor in international taxation at Oxford University.

Nina E. Olson

Nina E. Olson

National Taxpayer Advocate
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC, United States

Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Olson is the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. Under her leadership, the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and addresses systemic issues affecting groups of taxpayers. Her Annual Report to Congress identifies the most serious problems facing taxpayers and recommends solutions. In 2015, Congress codified the provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights for which Ms. Olson had long advocated. Ms. Olson convened the First International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in 2015 held in Washington, D.C., followed by conferences in Vienna and Amsterdam. In 2017, Ms. Olson received the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for outstanding dedication, achievement, and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies. Tax Analysts honored Nina Olson as one of ten outstanding women in tax from over 300 nominations in 2016. Ms. Olson is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and North Carolina Central School of Law, and she holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Moderators

Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith

University of Minnesota Law School Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Minnesota, United States
Caroline Ciraolo

Caroline Ciraolo

Kostelanetz & Fink
Washington DC, United States
James Creech

James Creech

The Law Offices of James Creech
California, United States
Carlos Weffe

Carlos Weffe

Professor, Scientific Coordinator
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Carlos E. Weffe is Scientific Coordinator of the IBFD Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights. Weffe is a tenured Associate Professor in the department of Public Finance (Budgetary and Tax Law) (of which he served as head from 2010-2016), professor of Human Rights and Taxation in the PhD in Law and professor of Criminal Tax Law in the LLM in Tax Law at the Central University of Venezuela. In addition, Weffe is professor of Tax Law at Monteávila University, where he is also the director of the Centre for Budgetary and Tax Law Studies. He has lectured at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Strathmore University (Kenya) and the Ibero-American University (Mexico), and in many Venezuelan universities. Weffe has authored four books and has published 50+ articles and book chapters on tax law, constitutional tax law, criminal tax law, tax procedures, constitutional law, philosophy of law and legal theory.

Cara Griffith

Cara Griffith

President and CEO
Tax Analysts
Virginia, United States

Prior to assuming this role Cara oversaw Tax Analysts’ editorial department, which includes managing and providing strategic guidance for its daily news publications, Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today, and Worldwide Tax Daily, and its weekly magazines, Tax Notes, State Tax Notes, and Tax Notes International. Griffith has written for a broad range of tax policy publications, including State Tax Notes, The Tax Adviser, The Hedge Fund Law Report, and The Hill. She regularly speaks at tax conferences and other events on state tax issues. In particular, Griffith has widely spoken about the need for transparency in tax administration. Griffith has a BA in political science and a BA in international studies from the University of Evansville and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.

Kristin Hickman

Kristin Hickman

Professor
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Professor Kristin E. Hickman joined the Law School in 2004. She teaches and writes primarily in the areas of tax law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. She held the Law School’s Julius E. Davis Chair in Law in 2010-11, was the Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor in Tax Law at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 academic year, and also taught at Northwestern University School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2003-04.

Professor Hickman has written extensively in the areas of federal tax administration and judicial review in the federal income tax and general administrative law contexts. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Virginia Tax Review, among other publications. She also co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a casebook on federal administrative law with Richard J. Pierce, Jr. One of Professor Hickman’s articles, “Chevron’s Domain” (co-authored with Thomas W. Merrill), was cited by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Mead Corp. (2001), and by the dissenting Justices in City of Arlington v. FCC (2013), and her work is cited regularly in judicial opinions and court briefs.

Professor Hickman received her B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a second major in history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for several years as a certified public accountant, she earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was awarded the Raoul Berger Prize for her work on “Chevron’s Domain” and the Lowden-Wigmore Prize for her work on “Should Advance Pricing Agreements Be Published?” Following law school, Professor Hickman clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law as an associate with the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, concentrating on corporate and international tax transactions and matters.

Honorable Tamara W. Ashford

Honorable Tamara W. Ashford

U.S. Tax Court
Washington, DC

Judge. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. B.A., in public policy studies, Duke University (1991); J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School (1994); LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation, with an honors certificate of specialization in international tax, University of Miami School of Law (1997). Admitted to the Bars of North Carolina; District of Columbia; United States Tax Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; United States Supreme Court. Served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John C. Martin, North Carolina Court of Appeals (1994-1996). Practiced law as a Trial Attorney in the Appellate Section, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice (1997-2001). Practiced law as a Senior Associate, Miller & Chevalier, Chartered (2001-2004). Served as Assistant to the Commissioner (2004-2007) and U.S. Director for the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre/Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Large and Mid-Size Business Division (2007-2008) in the Internal Revenue Service. Recipient of the Sheldon S. Cohen National Outstanding Support to the Office of Chief Counsel Award (2006). Practiced law as Counsel, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP (2008-2011). Recognized for Tax Controversy by the 2010 edition of The Legal 500. Served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Appellate and Review (2011-2014), Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Planning (2013-2014), and Acting Assistant Attorney General (June 2014-December 2014) in the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice. Named a 2012 Person of the Year by Tax Analysts. Appointed by President Obama as Judge, United States Tax Court, on December 19, 2014, for a term ending December 18, 2029.

Christopher S. Rizek

Christopher S. Rizek

Caplin & Drysdale
Washington, DC, United States

Christopher S. Rizek is a member of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, in Washington, D.C., and General Counsel of the firm.  He formerly served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy, where he helped write tax procedural guidance and legislation, including particularly the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (1996) and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.  He has also previously worked in other Washington law firms and as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division.

Mr. Rizek has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  He currently is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and has chaired committees and served in other capacities in the D.C. Bar’s Taxation Section, the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, and the American College of Tax Counsel.

Nina E. Olson

Nina E. Olson

National Taxpayer Advocate
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC, United States

Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Olson is the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. Under her leadership, the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and addresses systemic issues affecting groups of taxpayers. Her Annual Report to Congress identifies the most serious problems facing taxpayers and recommends solutions. In 2015, Congress codified the provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights for which Ms. Olson had long advocated. Ms. Olson convened the First International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in 2015 held in Washington, D.C., followed by conferences in Vienna and Amsterdam. In 2017, Ms. Olson received the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for outstanding dedication, achievement, and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies. Tax Analysts honored Nina Olson as one of ten outstanding women in tax from over 300 nominations in 2016. Ms. Olson is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and North Carolina Central School of Law, and she holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Panelists

HH Judge Anthony D.J. Gafoor

HH Judge Anthony D.J. Gafoor

Tax Appeal Board
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Stephanie Hoffer

Stephanie Hoffer

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Ohio, United States
Edi Bassey

Edi Bassey

National University of Ireland
Galway, Ireland
Adrian Sawyer

Adrian Sawyer

Professor of Taxation and Research Director
UC Business School at the University of Canterbury
New Zealand

Dr Adrian Sawyer is Professor of Taxation and immediate past Research Director for the UC Business School at the University of Canterbury.  Adrian holds an SJD from the University of Virginia, and MCom(Hons), BCom and LLB degrees from the University of Canterbury.  He is a CA (CA-ANZ) and CPA (CPA Australia), and Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.  He has an extensive publication record, with articles appearing in scholarly and professional journals and chapters in books published in Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America.  He is on numerous editorial boards and is Chair of the Editors of the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy.  His research interests include tax administration and compliance, international taxation (including international organizations), taxpayers’ rights, and tax rulings.

Honorable Eui Young Lee

Honorable Eui Young Lee

High Court Judge at the Seoul High Court
South Korea
Honorable Manuel Hallivis

Honorable Manuel Hallivis

Presidente Magistrado del tribunal federal de justicia fiscal y administrativa (TFJFA)
Mexico
Honorable Mark Holmes

Honorable Mark Holmes

U.S. Tax Court
Washington DC, United States
Eleonor Kristoffersson

Eleonor Kristoffersson

Orobro University
Sweden
Ylva Larsson

Ylva Larsson

Orobro University
Sweden
Wei Cui

Wei Cui

Director
Center for Asian Legal Studies
University of British

Wei Cui is a Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, and currently directs UBC’s Centre for Asian Legal Studies. Before joining UBC, he practiced tax law for over 10 years in New York and Beijing, including as a U.S. tax associate at Simpson Thacher, as Senior Tax Counsel for the China Investment Corporation, and as a counsel-level consultant for Clifford Chance. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations, the Budgetary Affairs Commission of China’s National People’s Congress, and China’s Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation.  Professor Cui has authored over 80 academic and professional articles and is a co-author of Value Added Tax: A Comparative Approach (Cambridge University Press 2015). He is currently writing a book about the foundations of China’s modern fiscal state. Professor Cui is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.

Monray Marsellus Botha

Monray Marsellus Botha

University of Pretoria
South Africa
Carika Fritz

Carika Fritz

Senior Lecturer
University of Pretoria
South Africa

Carika Fritz is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mercantile Law and holds the degrees LLB, LLM and LLD from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Her LLD thesis is titled “An appraisal of selected tax-enforcement powers of the South African Revenue Service in the South African constitutional context and her fields of research interest are Tax Law, Tax administration and Taxpayers’ rights.” She has published numerous articles in accredited peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at conferences both nationally and internationally. She also lectures Tax Law to undergraduate and post graduate students and Business Law to non-law students. Furthermore, she is admitted an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and notary public and a member of the scientific committee of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).

Dennis Ventry

Dennis Ventry

UC Davis School of Law
California, United States
Pavel Martinik

Pavel Martinik

Czech Republic
Emer Mulligan

Emer Mulligan

National University of Ireland
Galway, Ireland
Iryna Stepanova

Iryna Stepanova

Graduate Institute
Alan Rozenshtein

Alan Rozenshtein

University of Minnesota Law School
Minnesota, United States
Ewa Prejs

Ewa Prejs

Torun, Poland
Gianluca Mazzoni

Gianluca Mazzoni

University of Michigan
Michigan, United States
Norberto Vilanueva

Norberto Vilanueva

Director II
Tax Policy and Administration Branch of the Senate Tax Study and Research Office (STSRO)
Philippines

NORBERTO M. VILLANUEVA is presently the Director II of the Tax Policy and Administration Branch of the Senate Tax Study and Research Office (STSRO), the technical support office of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Senate of the Philippines.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Development Communication and a Diploma in Legislative Drafting, which he earned as a scholar from the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST) in New Delhi, India.

In October 2017, he was among the delegates of the Philippines to the “High-Level Learning Visit to the United Kingdom on Taxation and Taxpayer Rights”.

He was also a panelist/resource speaker at the “11th Asia-Pacific Tax Forum” held in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2014” and at the “ASEAN-USPTO Workshop on Effective Practices in the Regulation of Special Media Production and the Enforcement of Anti-Piracy Efforts” held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2004.

He is the author of several articles published in the STSRO’s journal on matters of taxation, public finance and taxpayer rights.

William McGeveran

William McGeveran

University of Minnesota Law School
Minnesota, United States
Viktoria Wöhrer

Viktoria Wöhrer

Vienna University for Business and Economics • Rödl & Partner
Vienna, Austria
Lilian Faulhaber

Lilian Faulhaber

Georgetown University Law Center
Washington DC, United States
Aleksandra Tychmanska

Aleksandra Tychmanska

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon

University of Cincinnati College of Law
Ohio, United States
Stephen Daly

Stephen Daly

Lecturer
Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College
London, United Kingdom

Stephen is a Lecturer in Corporate Law at King’s College London where he teaches company, public and tax law. He was previously a Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham, a Postdoctoral Researcher at King’s College London and taught at the University of Oxford. He holds degrees in law from University College Cork (Bachelor of Laws), University College London (Master of Laws) and the University of Oxford (DPhil).

He has published in leading academic journals, specialist tax publications, and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. His research primarily concerns the legal aspects of tax administration, in particular the use of administrative guidance, remedies against the tax authorities, and general administrative discretion.

Rodelio Dascil

Rodelio Dascil

Attorney, Director General
Senate Tax Study and Research Office
Philippines

ATTY. RODELIO T. DASCIL, a tax lawyer since 1997, professor of law, author of law books, having written 19 books on taxation and fiscal policies. Director General since 2008 of the Senate Tax Study and Research Office, the technical arm of the Committee on Ways and Means, Senate of the Philippines.

He earned his AB Political Science as Magna Cum Laude and his Bachelor of Laws as Dean’s Lister at Lyceum of the Philippines and has Master’s Degree in National Security Administration (MNSA), topnotcher with a weighted average of 1.05 in 36 academic units; Gold Medalist and Best Thesis awardee. Atty. Dascil also earned a Diploma on Economic Development Policy at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea in 2001 as a KOICA scholar. And awarded with a Certificate of Completion for Comparative Tax Policy and Administration Program on June 12, 2012 at Harvard Kennedy School of Government – Executive Education, Cambridge Massachusetts USA.

He has travelled in more than eighty countries and cities across the world as a resource speaker, delegate, scholar, traveler and participant to various fora, seminars, trainings and conferences.

Shelley Griffiths

Shelley Griffiths

Faculty of Law
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Sime Josipovic

Sime Josipovic

Stjepan Gadzo

Stjepan Gadzo

Professor Pasquale Pistone

Professor Pasquale Pistone

Academic Chairman
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prof. Pasquale Pistone is the Academic Chairman of IBFD. He holds a Jean Monnet ad personam Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria) and is Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno (Italy). His main fields of expertise are European and international tax law, in which he is regarded as a top academic expert in various parts of the world.

Over the past 15 years he has lectured extensively on issues of European and international tax law (at several universities in 12 EU countries, 3 further European countries and 13 non-European countries) and has reported at over 150 specialized tax conferences around the world. He has been invited to present his views in meetings organized by the European Commission, the European Court of Justice and the OECD. Prof. Pistone has been visiting professor of European and/or International Tax Law at various universities, including Florida, Lisbon, Louvain UCL, Melbourne (UM and Monash), Paris (I and II) and Sao Paulo. In his IBFD capacity he is a member of the Executive Board of the EATLP (European Association of Tax Law Professors) and of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the IFA (International Fiscal Association).

Prof. Pistone is the editor-in-chief of the World Tax Journal (IBFD), a fully peer-reviewed interdisciplinary international tax journal. He is also a member of the board of editors of Diritto e Pratica Tributaria Internazionale (Cedam, Italy) and of the scientific board of several other specialized tax journals in Europe, Russia and South America.

He has participated in and directed several research projects. He was a founding member of the GREIT (Group for Research on European International Tax Law), of ILADT’s research project on a Model Tax Convention for Latin-America, of WU Vienna’s research project on International Tax Coordination (funded by the Austrian Science Fund) and of the DeSTaT project on global fiscal transparency and developing countries (funded by the Norwegian Research Council). He is also Executive editor of IBFD’s Global Tax Treaty Commentary project.

Prof. Pistone is a member of the ECJ Task Force of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (since 2008), honorary member of the Instituto Uruguayo de Estudios Tributarios (since 2007) and of the Malta Institute of Management (since 2011) and member of the Advisory Board for the Foundation for International Taxation (FIT) (since 2016). Among other prizes and distinctions, he was presented with the EURYI Award of the ERF (European Science Foundation) in 2005.

Prof. Pistone works in seven European languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch). He has published extensively on international and European tax law as (co-)editor of 34 books and author of two books and over 160 articles translated in ten languages around the world.

Sherra Profit

Sherra Profit

Taxpayers’ Ombudsman for Canada
Office of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman
Canada

Sherra Profit was appointed to the position of Taxpayers’ Ombudsman for Canada on April 10, 2015 by the Minister of National Revenue. Ms. Profit took office on July 6, 2015.

Prior to joining the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman (OTO), Ms. Profit practiced law in Prince Edward Island for more than 15 years. During this time, she gained experience in a variety of legal disciplines, including alternate dispute resolution, general litigation, real property, estates and trusts, family law, corporate law, and commercial law.

Ms. Profit holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She was called to the Bar in Prince Edward Island in 2000.

Ms. Profit is married and has two daughters.

Richard K. Greenstein

Richard K. Greenstein

Professor
Temple University School of Law
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Richard K. Greenstein is a Professor of Law at Temple University, where he teaches Jurisprudence, Criminal Law (domestic and international), Federal Courts and Jurisdiction, and Conflict of Laws.  He is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate Wesleyan University and a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he served as Special Projects Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Following law school, Professor Greenstein was both managing and staff attorney at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in Atlanta, Georgia.  He taught at Georgia State University’s College of Law from 1982 to 1985, when he joined the Temple faculty. His published scholarship focuses primarily on Jurisprudence, and he has presented papers on the philosophy of law at meetings of the American Philosophical Association, of which he is a member.

Kristin Hickman

Kristin Hickman

Professor
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Professor Kristin E. Hickman joined the Law School in 2004. She teaches and writes primarily in the areas of tax law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. She held the Law School’s Julius E. Davis Chair in Law in 2010-11, was the Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor in Tax Law at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 academic year, and also taught at Northwestern University School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2003-04.

Professor Hickman has written extensively in the areas of federal tax administration and judicial review in the federal income tax and general administrative law contexts. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Virginia Tax Review, among other publications. She also co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a casebook on federal administrative law with Richard J. Pierce, Jr. One of Professor Hickman’s articles, “Chevron’s Domain” (co-authored with Thomas W. Merrill), was cited by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Mead Corp. (2001), and by the dissenting Justices in City of Arlington v. FCC (2013), and her work is cited regularly in judicial opinions and court briefs.

Professor Hickman received her B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a second major in history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for several years as a certified public accountant, she earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was awarded the Raoul Berger Prize for her work on “Chevron’s Domain” and the Lowden-Wigmore Prize for her work on “Should Advance Pricing Agreements Be Published?” Following law school, Professor Hickman clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law as an associate with the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, concentrating on corporate and international tax transactions and matters.

Katerina Perrou

Katerina Perrou

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Katerina is a post-doctoral research fellow with the IBFD, The Netherlands where she conducts research on international tax law issues, with particular focus on international tax dispute resolution and the protection of taxpayers’ rights.

She holds a PhD from the IALS, University of London, UK; her PhD thesis, completed under the supervision of Philip Baker and entitled “Taxpayer participation in tax treaty dispute resolution”, was published by the IBFD in 2014 (as volume 28 of the IBFD Doctoral Series).

Katerina serves as Legal Counsel to the Governor of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Athens, Greece and teaches EU and International tax law at the University of Athens Law School.

Honorable Tamara W. Ashford

Honorable Tamara W. Ashford

U.S. Tax Court
Washington, DC

Judge. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. B.A., in public policy studies, Duke University (1991); J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School (1994); LL.M., Master of Laws in Taxation, with an honors certificate of specialization in international tax, University of Miami School of Law (1997). Admitted to the Bars of North Carolina; District of Columbia; United States Tax Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; United States Supreme Court. Served as Law Clerk to the Honorable John C. Martin, North Carolina Court of Appeals (1994-1996). Practiced law as a Trial Attorney in the Appellate Section, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice (1997-2001). Practiced law as a Senior Associate, Miller & Chevalier, Chartered (2001-2004). Served as Assistant to the Commissioner (2004-2007) and U.S. Director for the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre/Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Large and Mid-Size Business Division (2007-2008) in the Internal Revenue Service. Recipient of the Sheldon S. Cohen National Outstanding Support to the Office of Chief Counsel Award (2006). Practiced law as Counsel, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP (2008-2011). Recognized for Tax Controversy by the 2010 edition of The Legal 500. Served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Appellate and Review (2011-2014), Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Planning (2013-2014), and Acting Assistant Attorney General (June 2014-December 2014) in the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice. Named a 2012 Person of the Year by Tax Analysts. Appointed by President Obama as Judge, United States Tax Court, on December 19, 2014, for a term ending December 18, 2029.

Philip Baker

Philip Baker

QC | Visiting Professor
Field Court Tax Chambers | Oxford University
London, United Kingdom

Philip Baker is a barrister and QC practising from Field Court Tax Chambers in Gray’s Inn. He was called to the bar in 1979, began practising in 1987 and took silk in 2002. He is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London University and was responsible for the MA in Taxation programme there. From September 2015 he is visiting professor in international taxation at Oxford University.

Leslie Book

Leslie Book

Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA, United States

Les Book is a member of the faculty at Villanova Law School, where he is a Professor of Law. In addition to his faculty appointment, Professor Book has held administrative positions as Director of Villanova’s Graduate Tax Program and Director of the Law School’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. Before he joined Villanova, he was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and at Baker & McKenzie in New York and London, and he was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, CT.

A co-founder of the blog Procedurally Taxing, he is a national authority on tax procedure, tax administration and issues affecting the low income taxpayer community. Procedurally Taxing was recently identified as one of the ABA’s 100 top legal blogs.  He is the principal successor author of the treatise IRS Practice and Procedure, originally authored by his former colleague, the late Michael Saltzman. In law review articles and in other research, Book has written extensively on tax procedure, the relationship of IRS agency actions and broader principles of administrative law, the intersection of tax and poverty law, and tax compliance. Book is a past Chair of the ABA Tax Section Low Income Taxpayer Committee, recipient of the 2007 ABA Tax Section Spragens Pro Bono Award for his outstanding and sustained commitment to pro bono, and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

Professor Book received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College (magna cum laude), his J.D. from Stanford University School of Law, and his LL.M (Taxation) from New York University School of Law. At Stanford Law School, he was a founding editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review, and at New York University School of Law he was a student-editor at the Tax Law Review.

Keith Fogg

Keith Fogg

Clinical Professor of Law Director, Federal Tax Clinic
Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
Boston, MA

Professor Keith Fogg directs the tax clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. He founded the clinic in 2015.  Prior to teaching at Harvard, he directed the tax clinic at Villanova Law School and prior to that served in the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS for over three decades.  He is the current vice chair for publication of the ABA Tax Section and writes regularly in the area of tax procedure.  With Les Book and Steve Olsen, he founded the blog Procedurallytaxing.com which focuses on tax procedure issues including the impact of tax procedures on taxpayer rights.  He also works with Professor Book and Steve Olsen to write and update the tax treatise “IRS Practice and Procedure.”

Nina E. Olson

Nina E. Olson

National Taxpayer Advocate
Internal Revenue Service
Washington, DC, United States

Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, leads the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Olson is the voice of the taxpayer at the IRS and before Congress. Under her leadership, the Taxpayer Advocate Service helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and addresses systemic issues affecting groups of taxpayers. Her Annual Report to Congress identifies the most serious problems facing taxpayers and recommends solutions. In 2015, Congress codified the provisions of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights for which Ms. Olson had long advocated. Ms. Olson convened the First International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in 2015 held in Washington, D.C., followed by conferences in Vienna and Amsterdam. In 2017, Ms. Olson received the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for outstanding dedication, achievement, and integrity in the field of civil and criminal tax controversies. Tax Analysts honored Nina Olson as one of ten outstanding women in tax from over 300 nominations in 2016. Ms. Olson is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and North Carolina Central School of Law, and she holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Alice G. Abreu

Alice G. Abreu

Professor of Law
Temple University Law School
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Alice G. Abreu is a Professor of Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where she teaches courses in Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Low Income Taxpayer Policy and Practice and, occasionally, International Taxation.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of both Cornell University and its Law School, where she served as an editor of the CORNELL LAW REVIEW. Before joining the Temple faculty in 1985, she clerked for Judge Edward N. Cahn (EDPA) and practiced tax law with Dechert, LLP in Philadelphia.

Professor Abreu has won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, as well as the Murray Shusterman Faculty award, and has visited at a number of law schools, including Harvard, Penn, and Yale.  She has served as Vice-Chair, Publications, of the Tax Section of the ABA, as Editor-in-Chief of THE TAX LAWYER, and has been a member of its leadership Council.  She has also published numerous articles in scholarly and professional journals and is a frequent speaker at national conferences.

 

Presenters

Lilian Faulhaber

Lilian Faulhaber

Georgetown University Law Center
Washington DC, United States
Katerina Perrou

Katerina Perrou

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Katerina is a post-doctoral research fellow with the IBFD, The Netherlands where she conducts research on international tax law issues, with particular focus on international tax dispute resolution and the protection of taxpayers’ rights.

She holds a PhD from the IALS, University of London, UK; her PhD thesis, completed under the supervision of Philip Baker and entitled “Taxpayer participation in tax treaty dispute resolution”, was published by the IBFD in 2014 (as volume 28 of the IBFD Doctoral Series).

Katerina serves as Legal Counsel to the Governor of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, Athens, Greece and teaches EU and International tax law at the University of Athens Law School.

Philip Baker

Philip Baker

QC | Visiting Professor
Field Court Tax Chambers | Oxford University
London, United Kingdom

Philip Baker is a barrister and QC practising from Field Court Tax Chambers in Gray’s Inn. He was called to the bar in 1979, began practising in 1987 and took silk in 2002. He is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London University and was responsible for the MA in Taxation programme there. From September 2015 he is visiting professor in international taxation at Oxford University.