Professor Karen B. Brown Awarded 2018 Leonard L. Silverstein Award for Distinguished Service in Tax by Bloomberg Tax:
Bloomberg Tax announced the 2018 recipients for outstanding authorship in federal taxation and the Leonard L. Silverstein Award for Distinguished Service in Tax. Karen B. Brown, Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law, was this year’s recipient of the Silverstein Award, named after the founder of the Tax Management Portfolios, for his long-standing contributions to the field of tax.
“One of the beautiful things about a lifetime achievement award is that it doesn't just recognize the achievements of the recipient, but it most especially acknowledges the contributions of all those, like Mr. Leonard Silverstein, who have gone before to blaze a path for us to follow,” said Professor Brown. “The Leonard L. Silverstein Award for Distinguished Service in Tax is an enormous honor which I will always cherish. I am very proud to accept it and hope to continue to bring honor to Mr. Silverstein's legacy.”
Professor Brown has spent her career researching and analyzing the complexity of federal and international taxation, focusing on the connection of income taxation to social justice norms and economic inequality. She has authored several Tax Management Portfolios and numerous article and books on taxation. Prior to her distinguished teaching career, she was a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and an associate at Steptoe & Johnson.
“We are pleased to recognize this group of esteemed tax practitioners for their timely and insightful tax analysis and commentary, which helped our subscribers navigate some of the most complex changes in tax law,” said Lisa Fitzpatrick, President of Bloomberg Tax. “These practitioners represent the best of the best from our global network of authors and contributors, whom we rely on to provide practical, expert analysis on the full range of tax topics.”
The awards were presented at Bloomberg Tax’s reception on Thursday, May 9 at the American Bar Association Section on Taxation May Meeting in Washington, D.C. The authors’ contributions are part of Bloomberg Tax.
(Hat Tip: Jeremy Bearer-Friend.)