Zoom Webinar: 2022 UC Hastings Center on Tax Law Conference on Tax Lawmaking

UC Hastings Law – Tax Lawmaking During Times of Uncertainty 

Register here for today’s webinar from 8:30am – 2:30pm PT. 

Hear from scholars, practitioners, and current and former government officials about the tax lawmaking process. Panelists will discuss the challenges of passing tax legislation, administering tax law during times of transition, and giving tax advice to clients when tax laws might change. The discussion will reflect on recent efforts to make tax law changes and will consider how tax lawmaking will continue to evolve.


8:30am to 8:45am Welcome – Chancellor & Dean David Faigman
Introductory Remarks – Professor Manoj Viswanathan & Professor Heather Field
8:45am to 10:00am Panel #1: “The Tax Legislative Process: Reconciliation, Budgeting, and More”
• Victor Fleischer, Professor of Law at UCI Law and former Democratic Chief Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee
• Jane Gravelle, Senior Specialist in Economic Policy at the Congressional Research Service
• Daniel Hemel, Professor of Law at the University of Chicago
10:00am to 10:15am Break #1
10:15am to 11:30am Panel #2: “Tax Practice Perspectives Amid Uncertainty”
• Sophia Boutilier (’03), Principal (International Tax) at KPMG
• Liz Chien (’05), Head of Global Tax at Protocol Labs and Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings Law
• Larry Crouch (’89), Partner and Leader of the Tax Practice at Shearman & Sterling
11:30am to 11:45am Break #2
11:45am to 1:00pm Panel #3: “Tax Administration and Regulation in Periods of Transition”
• Michael Desmond, Partner and Co-Chair of Global Tax Controversy and the Litigation Group at Gibson Dunn and former Chief Counsel of the IRS
• Keith Fogg, Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
• Kristin Hickman, Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota and former Special Adviser to the Administrator of OIRA
1:00pm to 1:15pm Break #3
1:15pm to 2:15pm Keynote Address
• Rebecca Kysar, Counselor to the Assistant Secretary of Tax Policy
2:15pm to 2:30pm Concluding Remarks – Professor Heather Field & Professor Manoj Viswanathan






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