UCLA hosts its 35th Annual Tax Controversy Conference today in Beverly Hills.:
The Annual Tax Controversy Conference is the preeminent conference exclusively dedicated to tax controversy and tax litigation. The conference provides an open forum for distinguished presenters and panelists to discuss, and often debate, sensitive tax practice issues with an engaged audience. ...
We are privileged to have as our keynote luncheon speaker Charles P. Rettig, the 49th Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Chuck just recently completed his first year in the job and by all accounts had received very high marks. Tax administration is in very good hands.
This year we are again honored to have as our opening keynote speaker, Eric Hylton, recently appointed Commissioner of SBSE and former Deputy Chief, Criminal Investigation Division. Eric hit it out of the park last year and set the tone for a lively and informative conference.
Michael Desmond, the newly appointed Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service will be giving our afternoon keynote.
We are also very lucky to have speaking this year the Honorable Mary Ann Cohen, Judge, United States Tax Court. Judge Cohen is a past recipient of the Bruce I. Hochman Award and as a former tax controversy practitioner from Los Angeles, someone near and dear to the Institute. We are honored to have her back in LA.
We are also fortunate to have extraordinary government participation, including newly appointed Deputy Commissioner of SBSE, Darren John Guillot; Judy McNamara, Director of Field Operations, International Individual Compliance; Fred Ferrarin, Esq., Appeals Team Manager; Shelly Foster, Director Examination Appeals; Maria B. Dolan, IRS Executive Assistant, Technical; Carolyn A. Schenck, Assistant Division Counsel (International) SB/SE; James Lee, Deputy Chief of CI; Jean Song, Area Counsel, IRS; and Ryan Korner Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, Los Angeles. We are indebted to all of the government speakers for their assistance and participation. The Institute would not be what it is without their enthusiastic support.