Wednesday, September 15, 2010

DOJ Tax AAG Nomination Withdrawn

The Obama administration will not renominate Mary L. be AAG for the Tax Division. 

See the Main Justice article here and the Tax Prof Blog article here.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Russell Davis Memory of DOJ Tax and Mike Baum and Stan Krysa and others

I received an email from Russell Davis (DOJ Tax 1963-1968) updating his contact information. Russell made the following comment which he gave me permission to put on the blog.

It was the best 5 years of my professional career. Working under Mike Baum was incredible as was with Stan Krysa. Bureaucracy was minimized and subordinated to a standard of excellence in pursing a just result in court. The attorneys were some of the brightest around and many lifetime relationships were formed.
JAT Note:  I encourage anyone with memories about their time at DOJ Tax, their colleagues and the quality of the experience to let me know and I will post thenm (within bounds of propriety of course).  Memories such as Russell's and good anecdotes would be particularly enjoyable to many of the Alumni.  Thanks, Russell.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bill Holmes Death

From the Washington Post on 9/1/10:

HOLMES WILLIAM DAVIS McCALIP HOLMES "Bill" (Age 73) Died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, while vacationing in Pennsylvania. Born August 7, 1937, in Yazoo City, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Vernon Charles Holmes and Mildred Louise Holmes. He is survived by his companion, Ms. Carolyn Pyles, of Florence, Mississippi; his cousins, Donna Eberwine-Villagran de Leon and her husband Ambassador Francisco Villagran de Leon of Washington, DC and Mimi Jones Gray and her husband Joseph Robert Gray of Clarksdale, Mississippi and their families. He is lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A graduate of the University of Mississippi Law School, Bill Holmes was an attorney with the United States Department of Justice for more than 35 years. After retiring in 2003, he brought his experience as a tax attorney to his new career with Arlington Realty. Bill Holmes was formerly a member of the JAG Corps in the United States Army and United States Army Reserves and long-time member of the Calvary United Methodist church. A service celebrating his life will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church in Arlington on September 1, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Reception will follow at Army Navy Country Club.