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  • Dick Larsen

    Dick Larsen is chair of the Tax Analysts board of directors and previously chaired its Finance Committee.

    Dick recently retired as a distinguished professor in the George Mason University School of Business, where he taught tax and global tax strategy courses in the undergraduate and MBA/master’s programs.

    Previously, Dick was a partner in EY’s National Tax Department in Washington. While at EY, he served as the tax managing partner for the Washington, Mid-Atlantic, and Stamford offices. As a regional director of tax, he oversaw 17 offices and was a member of EY’s National Tax Committee. At his retirement, Dick was EY’s national aerospace and defense industry tax leader and global director of tax risk services. He worked with EY personnel and clients in the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, China, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, Thailand, Switzerland, and South Africa. Dick was also a member of EY’s Global and Americas Advisory Services executive committees.

    Before joining EY, Dick worked on the staffs of three U.S. senators. He also served on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council and has been a member of the board of directors of the American Taxation Association. He now serves on the finance committees of Washington National Cathedral and the Metropolitan Club of Washington. He is treasurer and chair of the American Research Center’s Finance Committee in Egypt and is on the center’s board of directors.

    Dick received a bachelor’s in accounting from George Washington University and a JD from the George Washington University National Law Center. He holds an advanced management program degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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  • Lily Batchelder

    Lily Batchelder is the Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and an affiliated professor at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.

    From 2014 to 2015, Lily served as deputy director of the White House National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the president under President Obama. There she was responsible for tax and budget issues, including tax reform, retirement policy, and low-income benefits. From 2010 to 2014, she served as majority chief tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, where she led then-Chair Max Baucus’s work on tax issues.

    Lily’s principal areas of research and teaching are federal income taxes, wealth transfer taxes, and social insurance. Her scholarship focuses on tax expenditures, business tax reform, retirement savings policy, wealth transfer taxes, optimal tax theory, and the effects of fiscal policy on economic insecurity, income disparities, and intergenerational mobility. She regularly appears in the media and advises policymakers on fiscal policy matters. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and serves on the board of the National Tax Association.

    Before joining NYU in 2005, Lily was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, director of community affairs for a New York state senator, and a client advocate for a small social services organization in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn. She received a bachelor’s in political science from Stanford University, a master’s in public policy in microeconomics and human services from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a JD from Yale Law School.

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  • Eli J. Dicker

    Eli J. Dicker is executive director of the Tax Executives Institute.

    The Tax Executives Institute is the preeminent association of in-house tax professionals worldwide and comprises over 7,000 members from 3,000 of the largest companies in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Eli previously served as the institute’s chief tax counsel. Previously, he led the tax accounting and reporting function at Capital One Financial Corp., overseeing federal and state tax accounting, reporting, and compliance.

    Eli’s professional experience also includes service as a tax principal with KPMG LLP and as an attorney-adviser and trial attorney in the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) and the Miami district counsel office of the IRS. Eli has also served as an adjunct professor of law in Georgetown University Law Center’s graduate tax program, where he taught a cross-border tax controversy workshop.

    Eli holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Queens College, City University of New York, a JD from Northeastern University School of Law, and an LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law.

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  • Thomas L. Evans

    Tom Evans is a partner at the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

    Tom advises on business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, initial public offerings, securitizations, tax controversy, and general tax advice and planning. Before rejoining Kirkland & Ellis as a partner, where he started as a tax associate out of law school, Tom was a professor at the University of Texas School of Law. He served in the Treasury Office of Tax Legislative Counsel from 1985 to 1988, where he was involved in the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

    Tom received his bachelor’s in finance from the University of Illinois (Urbana) and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He practiced as a CPA before attending law school.

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  • Lawrence B. Gibbs

    Lawrence B. Gibbs is a senior counsel of Miller & Chevalier in Washington.

    Larry came to Washington in November 1972 when he was named an IRS deputy chief counsel by Treasury Secretary George Shultz. He served as acting chief counsel of the agency in 1973 until he was named to serve as the IRS assistant commissioner (technical). Larry left the IRS in January 1976 to become a member of Hewett, Johnson, Swanson & Barbee in Dallas. Ten years later, Larry returned to Washington when President Reagan named him IRS commissioner. In 1989 Larry returned to private practice in the Washington office of his prior Dallas law firm. He joined Miller & Chevalier in 1994.

    Larry is a member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. He is a former member of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and he is an advisory trustee of the Southern Federal Tax Institute.

    In 1989 Larry received Treasury’s Alexander Hamilton Award. He has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Tax Executives Institute, the Kenneth S. Liles Award for Distinguished Service from the Federal Bar Association, the Pillar of Excellence Award from the Tax Council Policy Institute, and the Distinguished Service Award of the ABA tax section. In 2016 he received the Tax Legend Award from the Texas State Bar Tax Section.

    Larry has been consistently recognized for his expertise in the federal tax area by his inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA and has lectured on tax-related subjects throughout his career.

    Larry received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an LLB from the University of Texas School of Law.

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  • Karen Hawkins

    Karen L. Hawkins is a former chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.

    Ms. Hawkins is also a past chair of the State Bar of California Section of Taxation, the ABA Taxation Subcommittee on Civil Penalties, and the IRS Liaison Meetings Committee. She served as a director on the council of the ABA tax section and as the section's vice chair of professional services. Ms. Hawkins also is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

    Ms. Hawkins is the founder of the San Francisco Pro Se/Pro Bono Tax Court project, and she played a key role in the successful efforts to reform the innocent spouse statutes in both federal and California law. Her honors include the V. Judson Klein and Joanne Garvey awards from the State Bar of California Section of Taxation in 2002 and 2012, respectively; the National Pro Bono Award from the ABA tax section and the Judith McKelvey Distinguished Alumna Award from Golden Gate University, both in 2004; and the Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award from the ABA Tax Section’s Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee in 2008. In 2012, Golden Gate University School of Law named its tax law library collection in Ms. Hawkins’ honor, and in May 2015 the school awarded her an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

    Ms. Hawkins earned her JD and MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She also holds a master’s in education from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ms. Hawkins consults, speaks, and writes extensively on all aspects of ethics in tax practice.

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  • Joseph Huddleston

    Joe Huddleston is an executive director in EY’s National Tax Department serving the indirect and state and local tax practices.

    Previously, Joe served for 10 years as executive director of the Multistate Tax Commission. In 2011 Tax Analysts named him one of the top 10 individuals who influence state tax policy and practice, and in 2012 he received the 11th annual Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation from New York University. In 2015 he received the Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Taxation from Bloomberg BNA. In 2016 he received the Wade Anderson Medal for Leadership in Interstate Tax Cooperation.

    Joe served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue for eight years. He served on the Tennessee State Board of Equalization for six years and was presiding officer for three years. During his tenure as DOR commissioner, he was president of both the Federation of Tax Administrators and the Southeast Association of Tax Administrators. After leaving the Tennessee DOR, Joe became chief financial officer for the metropolitan government of Nashville and Davidson County.

    Joe is a founding trustee of both the Paul Hartman Tax Forum at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville and the New England State and Local Tax Forum in Boston. He has also served on the advisory boards at NYU and Georgetown Law. Joe is an internationally recognized speaker on state tax issues.

    Joe received his bachelor’s in political science from the University of South Carolina, his JD from the Nashville School of Law in 1982, and a doctor of laws from the University of South Carolina in 2009. He was named to the University of South Carolina’s board of visitors in 2017.

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  • Larry R. Langdon

    Larry R. Langdon is a partner, and previously was co-practice leader of the tax controversy practice group, at Mayer Brown LLP in Palo Alto, California.

    Before joining Mayer Brown in 2003, Larry held senior positions with the IRS, including as commissioner of the Large & Midsize Business Division. He also served in the Legislation and Regulations Division, Office of Chief Counsel; and Joint Committee Division. In the private sector, Larry was vice president, general transition manager, and vice president, tax, licensing, and customs at Hewlett Packard; director of taxes and corporate secretary of Vetco Inc.; and senior tax attorney, general counsel’s office, Ford Motor Co. Larry also worked with the humanitarian aid organization CARE.

    Larry has been a Tax Analysts board member since 2003. Larry also served on the board of the Tax Executives Institute from 1977 until 1988, when he was elected the institute’s international president. He is still an active adviser for TEI. In 1983 he helped found what is now called the Silicon Valley Chapter of TEI. He now serves as an adviser to the annual San Jose State University Tax Executive High Tech Institute in Palo Alto. In 1981 Larry was instrumental in forming the Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group, comprising representatives of leading high-tech companies. He is on the board of the Pacific Tax Policy Institute, which holds the annual Pacific Rim Tax Policy Institute gathering IRS and foreign tax officials with corporate tax directors and the press. Larry is also a board member and officer of several nonprofit organizations.

    Larry has been a speaker at several professional and industry groups, including the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Tax Executives Institute, the American Institute of CPAs, the Manufacturers Alliance, and San Jose State and Stanford universities.

    Larry received his bachelor’s in business administration from Ohio State University, his JD from the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, and his LLM in taxation from the New York University School of Law.

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  • Martin Lobel

    Martin Lobel is a founder of Tax Analysts and chaired its board for 48 years. He is now its chair emeritus and a member of the board.

    Martin is a managing partner of Lobel, Novins & Lamont LLP in Washington, which specializes in crisis management, state representation, constitutionality of state taxes, and representation of journalists. He was named one of Washington’s top lawyers by Washingtonian magazine and one of Washington’s Super Lawyers. He has been AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell for over 35 years and is also top-rated at AVVO. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1965 and to the District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court bars in 1968.

    Martin came to Washington in 1968 as a congressional fellow of the American Political Science Association and worked for then-House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford and Sen. William Proxmire. Later, Martin accepted a position as legislative assistant with Proxmire, where he worked on consumer protection and opposing tax subsidies to the oil industry. He left to establish his own firm in 1972 and has written extensively on reforming the tax code and making the IRS more efficient. The first four US Supreme Court cases he worked on resulted in unanimous decisions. The fifth was also unanimous, but he doesn’t talk about that one.

    Martin received his bachelor’s and JD from Boston University and an LLM from Harvard University.

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  • Ameek Ashok Ponda

    Ameek Ashok Ponda is a partner with Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston and served as a member of the firm’s management committee.

    Mr. Ponda’s practice includes domestic and international taxation, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and real estate investment trust transactions. Mr. Ponda is also an adjunct professor in the Boston University School of Law graduate tax program, where he has taught courses in business tax planning, corporate reorganizations, international taxation, regulated investment companies and REITs, and financial products. He has also served as a lecturer on law with Harvard Law School, teaching partnership taxation. He is now on the board of regents of the American College of Tax Counsel and has also served on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council.

    Mr. Ponda is a charter member and former secretary of The Indus Entrepreneurs – Boston, and he is on the advisory board to the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston. In 2007 Boston Business Journal named Ameek one of its Boston “40 under 40.” He is also a member of the American Law Institute, the International Fiscal Association, and NAREIT.

    Mr. Ponda holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an LLM in taxation from Boston University School of Law.

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  • H. David Rosenbloom

    H. David Rosenbloom is a member of Caplin & Drysdale Chtd. in Washington and is the James S. Eustice Visiting Professor of Taxation and Director of the International Tax Program at New York University School of Law.

    Mr. Rosenbloom was International Tax Counsel and Director of the Treasury Office of International Tax Affairs from 1978 to 1981. He has taught international taxation and related subjects at Stanford, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and New York University law schools. He has also taught at educational institutions in Taipei; Mexico City; Milan; Bergamo; Bologna; Bari; Neuchatel; Sydney; Melbourne; Mainz; Heidelberg; Rio de Janeiro; Leiden; Vienna; Lisbon; and Pretoria. He has served as a tax policy adviser for the U.S. Treasury, the OECD, USAID, and the World Bank in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Senegal, Malawi, and South Africa.

    Mr. Rosenbloom attended Princeton University, the University of Florence in Italy, and Harvard Law School. He has served as president of the Harvard Law Review, assistant to Ambassador Arthur Goldberg at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas.

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  • Beth Tucker

    Beth Tucker is a managing director in PwC’s Washington National Tax Services' U.S. tax controversy and regulatory services practice.

    Beth joined PwC in 2014 after working for 29 years at the IRS, beginning as a revenue agent in the Dallas area and retiring as deputy commissioner. As deputy commissioner, Beth oversaw more than 100,000 employees, an $11 billion budget, the annual collection of over $2.4 trillion in tax revenue, and the information technology infrastructure of more than 650 computer systems. She also oversaw the development of the multiyear IRS strategic business plan and transformation initiatives.

    Beth received two Presidential Rank Awards: the 2012 Distinguished Rank Award and the 2008 Meritorious Rank Award. She also received the President’s Award for Cooperative Tax Administration from the Federation of State Tax Administrators. Beth holds a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Texas, Arlington.

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