Paul L. Caron

Monday, April 11, 2022

ABA Tax Section Hosts Pathways To Careers In Tax Law Today

The ABA Tax Section hosts a new series on Pathways To Careers In Tax Law today at 12:00 PM EST (register here): 

Please join us for the launch of a new Tax Section series: Pathways to Careers in Tax Law! Seasoned practitioners and active members of the Tax Section will provide a substantive overview of different areas of tax through unique presentations colored by engaging tales from their careers. You will not only gain an understanding of the area of tax law, but will be entertained, inspired and challenged to envision how your own career path can lead you to fulfilling work.

The launch of the Pathways series will also be the Tax Section’s first hybrid event at the new home of our upcoming Hybrid 2022 May Tax Meeting, the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. You can choose to join in-person for the sessions, lunch and a networking reception, or tune in from your home or office. All attendance is free in exchange for your patience as we explore a new method of delivering content to an at-home and in-person audience simultaneously.

Agenda: These sessions will provide you with the tax law experience from both macro and micro perspectives.

1:00 PM: Tax Controversy
Caroline Ciraolo of Kostelanetz & Fink and Scott Michel of Caplin & Drysdale will discuss careers in the tax controversy field, focusing on career development at varying stages of one’s career. Looking through the lens of a lawyer making her way through a tax controversy practice at a law firm, from her first days on the job all the way through attaining more senior status, they will talk about topics such as successful career strategies they have observed, the choices faced by practitioners throughout their career, the importance of having and being a good mentor, the role of organizations such as the Tax Section in career development, varying approaches to marketing, and leadership on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.

2:15 PM: The Big Picture of US Outbound Taxation
Join Joan Arnold of Troutman Pepper and Heather Fincher of TaxLaw20 and Fincher Law PLLC for an engaging hour focused on the big picture of US outbound taxation. Using an easy-to-follow format, we'll provide insights into the essential concepts and relationships of Subpart F, GILTI, Repatriation, FDII, and BEAT. We'll apply this basic understanding of the fundamentals to further explore practical impacts on US multinationals. Along the way, we’ll be sure to highlight career paths and other opportunities for people interested in the fascinating practice of US outbound.

3:30 PM:  Taxation Without Representation: Two SALT Lawyers Reflect Upon Wayfair and Why You Should Care.
Jaye Calhoun of Kean Miller, LLP and Matthew Schaefer of SchaeferLaw, LLC will discuss the significance of the Supreme Court's 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair and the ramifications for expanded taxing jurisdiction in a multistate environment. How did we arrive at a place where 50 different state sovereigns (and many more localities) can demand compliance with divergent tax rules? What does it mean for lawyers advising taxpayers? What is the effect on tax policy making? And why do these kinds of cases make the practice of State & Local tax law interesting and challenging?

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