Paul L. Caron

Monday, September 20, 2021

ABA Tax Section Virtual 2021 Fall Meeting

This week's ABA Tax Section virtual 2021 Fall Meeting (program) kicks off today. The highlight is:

ABA Fall Meeting CoverTeaching Taxation: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Tax: Ideas and Resources for Mentoring Diverse Students and Leading Discussions of DEI in Tax (Wednesday, 12:30 - 2:00 PM ET):

This panel will document the need for greater diversity in the field of tax law − in practice and in Academia – and share ideas to promote this goal, with a focus on law students and recent law school graduates. The panelists will (1) provide information about existing programs to promote DEI in the tax profession, (2) discuss ways to build the tax profession pipeline, to recruit and retain diverse tax attorneys, and to provide strong platforms for professional success, and (3) solicit audience participation and ideas for new initiatives. 

  • Alice Abreu (Temple)
  • Caroline Ciraolo (Kostelanetz & Fink; Inaugural Vice Chair, Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion, Tax Section Council, ABA)
  • Steven Dean (Brooklyn)
  • Katie Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) (moderator)
  • Juan Vasquez (Judge, U.S. Tax Court)
  • Lany Villalobos (Kirkland & Ellis; Assistant Secretary, Tax Section Council, ABA; Immediate Past-Chair, ABA Tax Section Diversity Committee

Other Tax Profs with speaking roles include:

  • Transfer Pricing (Monday): Lorraine Eden (Texas A&M) 
  • Administrative Practice and Court Procedure & Practice Joint Session (Wednesday): Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), Kristin Hickman (Minnesota), Gil Rothenberg (American)
  • Tax Collection, Bankruptcy and Workouts (Thursday):  Sabrina Strand (Denver)
  • Individual & Family Taxation (Friday): Ted Afield (Georgia State), Joshua Blank (UC-Irvine), Leigh Osofsky (North Carolina)
  • Tax Policy & Simplification (Friday): Timothy Meyer (Vanderbilt), Annette Nellen (San Jose State), David Weisbach (Chicago)

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