Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"The 100th Anniversary of the Revenue Act of 1913"

New York Law School is marking the 100th anniversary of the Revenue Act of 1913 with a day of events. Here's the description and the schedule:
President Woodrow Wilson signed the Revenue Act of 1913 into law on October 3, 1913. On October 4, 2013, the 100th Anniversary Symposium will consider the past and future of the income tax and the practice of tax law. Keynote speakers Edward Kleinbard (former Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation) and Karen Hawkins (Director of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel) will be joined by Lee Sheppard (star Tax Notes columnist), Meghan Brackney (Chair of the NYCLA Tax Section), Michael Hirschfeld (Chair of the ABA Tax Section) and other luminaries of the New York tax bar and the tax professoriate.

8:30am Registration and breakfast
9:00 to 9:30am – Welcome and Keynote Address
Edward Kleinbard, Professor of Law, USC Gould School of Law

9:30 to 11:00am Panel I – Withholding and Information Reporting from 1913 to FATCA

Ann F. Thomas (Chair), Otto L. Walter Distinguished Professor of Tax Law and Director of the Graduate Tax Program, New York Law School; Alan Appel, Professor of Law and Director, International Tax Program, New York Law School; Valeriya Avdeev, Assistant Professor, Cotsakos College of Business, William Paterson University; Lee A. Sheppard, Contributing Editor, Tax Analysts

11:15 to 12:30pm Panel II – Debt, Taxes and the Economy
Richard Beck (Chair), Professor of Law and founding director of the Graduate Tax Program, New York Law School; Diane Fahey, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School; Maria Pirrone, Assistant Professor, The Peter Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University; Dennis Ventry, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

12:30 to 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00 to 1:45pm – A Conversation with Lawrence Feld and Alan Appel: Highlights From the History of Criminal Tax Law Enforcement
Lawrence Feld, Partner, Law Office of Lawrence S. Feld

2:00 to 3:30pm Panel III – U.S. Tax Policy in a Global Economy
Reuven Avi-Yonah (Chair), Professor of Law, University of Michigan School of Law; Peter H. Blessing, Head of Cross-Border Corporate Transactions, KPMG, LLP; Diane Ring, Professor of Law, Boston College School of Law; Fadi Shaheen, Assistant Professor of Law, Rutgers-Newark School of Law

3:30 to 4:45pm Panel IV – Perspectives on the Practice of Tax Law
William LaPiana (Chair), Rita and Joseph Solomon Professor of Law, New York Law School; Megan Brackney, Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, and Chair, NYCLA Tax Committee; Michael Hirschfeld, Partner, Dechert LLP, and Chair, ABA Tax Section; Elizabeth Kessenides, Principal, Berdon LLP; Michael L. Schler, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

4:45 to 5:30pm – Closing Keynote Address
Karen L. Hawkins, Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility, Internal Revenue Service

5:30pm to 6:30pm – Wine and Cheese Reception
 Follow the link to register.