Virginia Tax Study Group Meeting

Each year in early spring, some of the nation’s leading experts in tax law convene at the Law School to discuss emerging tax issues. The Virginia Tax Study Group includes scholars, practicing attorneys and government officials who work in tax policy. The event consists of panel presentations and a keynote address at lunch.

Walter Brown Hall 128 (WB128)
Event Topic(s): 
Business Law
International and Comparative Law
Public Law and Political Economy
Public Policy
Tax Law
Virginia Center for Tax Law
Event Contact: 
Ruth Mason
Event Image: 
Statue in front of U.S. Treasury building
Event Full Details: 

All events in WB128, except where noted

9:30-10:45 a.m.

D.C. Panel

  • Tiffany Smith, General Counsel and Deputy Staff Director, Senate Finance Committee
  • Krishna Vallabhaneni, Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department
  • Kashi Way ’99, Senior Legislation Counsel, U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation
  • Mark Warren, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; former Tax Counsel Senate Finance Committee Republican Staff
  • Moderator: Cecily Rock ’79, Senior Legislation Counsel, U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax

  • Mindy Herzfeld, Professor, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
  • Marie Milnes-Vasquez, Special Counsel (Published Guidance), Internal Revenue Service
  • Michael Schler, Retired, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Jeri K. Seidman, Associate Professor, McIntire School of Business, University of Virginia
  • Moderator: Eric Solomon ’78, Steptoe & Johnson; former Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury Department

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Caplin Pavilion

Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Martin A. “Marty” Sullivan, Chief Economist, Tax Notes

2-3:15 p.m.

International Panel 1 | U.S. International Issues

  • Robert Stack, Managing Director, Washington National Tax, Deloitte; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Tax, U.S. Treasury Department
  • Isaac Wood ’14, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Treasury Department
  • Jason Yen, Principal, Ernst & Young, formerly Associate International Tax Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department
  • Moderator: Danielle Rolfes, Partner, Washington National Tax, KPMG; formerly International Tax Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department

3:30-4:45 p.m.

International Panel 2 | OECD and E.U. Developments

  • Allison Christians, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law, McGill University Faculty of Law
  • Georg Kofler, Professor of International Tax Law, Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU Vienna
  • Steven Kohart, Principal, PWC International Tax Services, formerly Advisor, OECD CTPA
  • Pasquale Pistone, Professor, Vienna University Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law
  • Moderator: Ruth Mason, Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation; Director, Virginia Center for Tax Law; University of Virginia School of Law