Friday, October 29, 2010

Tax Division Honorees at Attorney General's Award Ceremony

Main Justice has posted the Attorney General's Awards here (see also here).  The Tax Division recipients are:

Karen Hamilton, Tax Civil Nothern

The Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Administrative Support recognizes outstanding performance in administrative or managerial support by an administrative employee or secretary.  Karen Hamilton, Data Management Specialist for the Tax Division Civil Trial Section in the Northern Region

Grover Hart, III, Tax Civil Southwestern

Another John Marshall Award for Participation in Litigation is awarded to an attorney from the Department of Justice Tax Division for his outstanding work as lead counsel for the government in AT&T Inc. v. United States. Grover Hartt III, Senior Level Trial Attorney for the Civil Trial Section of the Southwestern Region, assembled and guided the government’s excellent trial team, developed its litigating strategy, oversaw an exceptionally complex and demanding discovery process—conducting crucial portions of it himself—and authored the briefs that resolved the case in the government’s favor.

Judith Hagley, Tax - Appellate

The John Marshall Award for the Handling of Appeals is presented to Judith A. Hagley, Attorney for the Appellate Section of the Tax Division. Hagley is honored for her exceptional skill and success in briefing and arguing the most influential and high-profile tax shelter cases to reach the Appellate Section. Her personal accomplishments in handling this sensitive, difficult, and complex litigation have laid the groundwork for success in the Tax Division and the IRS.