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Friday, September 27, 2013

Villanova Hosts Symposium Today on Selective Issues in Tax Administration

Villanova Law LogoThe Villanova Law Review hosts a symposium today on Selective Issues in Tax Administration:

Introductory Remarks:  Joy Mullane (Villanova)

Panel #1:  The Increasing Importance of the Whistleblower Provisions in U.S. Tax Administration

  • J. Richard “Dick” Harvey (Villanova) (moderator)
  • Jeremiah Coder (Greenberg Traurig, McLean, VA)
  • Dennis J. Ventry, Jr. (UC-Davis)
  • Dean A. Zerbe (Zerbe, Fingeret, Frank & Jadav; Counsel to National Whistleblower's Center)

Panel #2:  The IRS’s Efforts to Regulate Unlicensed Tax Return Preparers

  • Leslie Book (Villanova) (moderator)
  • Dan Alban (Institute for Justice)
  • Michelle L. Drumbl (Washington & Lee)
  • Lawrence B. Gibbs (Miller Chevalier, Washington, D.C.)
  • Steve R. Johnson (Florida State)

Keynote Address:  Kathryn Keneally (Assistant Attorney General (Tax), U.S. Department of Justice), The View From the Department of Justice

Panel #3:  Criminal Tax Sentencing: Fairness and Deterrence

  • Peter Hardy (Post & Schell, Pittsburgh) (moderator)
  • Steve Chanenson (Villanova)
  • Caroline D. Ciraolo ( Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, Pittsburgh)
  • Kathryn Keneally (Assistant Attorney General (Tax), U.S. Department of Justice)
  • Scott Schumacher (University of Washington)
  • John Townsend (Townsend & Jones, Houston)

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