Paul L. Caron

Friday, April 8, 2011

Carr Ferguson Delivers Pugh Lecture on Simplifying the Corporate Income Tax Today at San Diego


M. Carr Ferguson, Jr. (Adjunct Professor, San Diego; Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York) delivers the second annual Richard C. Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy on Simplifying the Corporate Income Tax today at San Diego:

M. Carr Ferguson will discuss how a shorter, simpler statute, with scope for administrative and judicial interpretation, can save the corporate income tax from itself. Professor Ferguson has been a USD School of Law visiting professor for the last several spring semesters, teaching fall semesters at NYU. He is a retired partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. ...

The Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture Series on Tax Law & Policy brings to USD a distinguished practitioner, judge or government official who has played a significant role in shaping U.S. and international tax law policy to discuss current and developing tax law and policy trends. The lecture series was established in 2009 in honor of the long and illustrious career of USD's Distinguished Professor of Law Richard Crawford Pugh. Before coming to USD, Pugh was a professor at Columbia Law School, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general (tax division) and a partner at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Previous Richard Crawford Pugh Lectures on Tax Law & Policy:

For more on Dick Pugh, see here

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I met Carr Ferguson when he was practicing. He is a great lawyer and an even better human being. If all lawyers were like Carr, our profession would be beloved and respected. I hope his students realize what a gift they are receiving.

Posted by: Ed D | Apr 9, 2011 7:03:45 AM