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Friday, January 4, 2013

Senate Confirms Ronald Buch and Al Lauber as Tax Court Judges

The Senate has unanimously confirmed the nominations of two new Tax Court Judges:

Ronald L Buch, Jr. Buch(Partner, Bingham McCutchen):  Ronald Buch is a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he principally represents clients in tax controversy matters. He joined Bingham in 2009 when it combined with McKee Nelson LLP, where he had worked on tax controversy matters since 2001. He also currently serves as an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching Tax Practice and Procedure (Administrative Practice) and Tax Research and Writing. Prior to joining McKee Nelson, Mr. Buch worked as an attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, where his work included representing the IRS before the United States Tax Court. Mr. Buch is a former Chair of the Administrative Practice Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and the District of Columbia Bar Association Taxation Section’s Tax Audits and Litigation Committee. Mr. Buch received a B.BA. from Northwood University, a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from Capital University Law School.

ALbert Lauber  Lauber(Director, Graduate Tax Program, Georgetown):  Albert Lauber is the Director of the Graduate Tax and Securities Programs and a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School. Previously, Mr. Lauber spent 17 years as a partner in Caplin & Drysdale, a Washington D.C. tax firm. There, he specialized in tax litigation at the trial and appellate levels, tax procedure, taxation of non-profit organizations, state and local taxation, and constitutional law. From 1983 to 1988, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Solicitor General and previously as Tax Assistant to the Solicitor General. He was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, and Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received a B.A. and a J.D. from Yale University and Master’s degrees from Clare College and Cambridge University.

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