Friday, January 18, 2013

Advice for the 2d Obama Administration

Live webcast today: Pepperdine/Tax Analysts Symposium: Tax Advice for the Second Obama Administration


Introduction and Welcome
  • Deanell Tacha (Dean, Pepperdine)
  • Chris Bergin (President, Tax Analysts)
Keynote Address:  Michael Graetz (Columbia)
Occupy the Tax Code:  The Buffett Rule, the 1%, and the Fairness/Growth Divide
Moderator:      David Brunori (Tax Analysts)
Papers:           Dorothy Brown (Emory), The 535 Report: A Pathway to Fundamental Tax Reform
                         Francine Lipman (UNLV), Access to Tax InJustice
                         Kirk Stark (UCLA) (with Eric Zolt (UCLA)), Tax Reform and the American Middle Class
Commentary:  Bruce Bartlett (New York Times), David Miller (Cadwalader, New York)
Estate and Gift Tax
Moderator:      Paul Caron (Pepperdine)
Papers:           Ed McCaffery (USC), Distracted from Distraction by Distraction: Reimagining Estate Tax Reform
                         Grayson McCouch (San Diego), Who Killed the Rule Against Perpetuities?
                         Jim Repetti (BC) (with Paul Caron (Pepperdine)), Occupy the Tax Code: Using the Estate Tax to Reduce Inequality
Commentary:  Joe Thorndike (Tax Analysts)
Luncheon Address:   David Cay Johnston (author/journalist)
Business/International Tax #1
Moderator:     Tom Bost (Pepperdine)
Papers:          Steve Bank (UCLA), The Globalization of Corporate Tax Reform
                         Karen Burke (San Diego), Passthrough Entities: The Missing Link in Business Tax Reform 
                         Martin Sullivan (Tax Analysts)
Commentary:  Michael Schler (Cravath, New York)
Business/International Tax #2
Moderator:     Khrista McCarden (Pepperdine)
Papers:          Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Corporate and International Tax Reform: Proposals for the Second Obama Administration
                        Allison Christians (McGill), Putting the Reign Back in Sovereign: Advice for the Second Obama Administration
                        Susan Morse (UC-Hastings), The Transfer Pricing Regs Need a Good Edit
Commentary:  Robert Goulder (Tax Analysts)
Closing Remarks:  What Have We Learned Today?:   David Cay Johnston (author/journalist)

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