Friday, March 30, 2012

Kathy Keneally Confirmed as AAG Tax (3/30/12)

Kathy Keneally's nomination to Assistant Attorney General Tax Division has been confirmed by the Senate.  Congratulations to Kathy!

Her bio at Fulbright & Jaworski web site, here.

Jack's opinion:  She will be great for the job.  And she will be working with a division of lawyers who are wonderful both as lawyers and public servants.  I expect great things from her tenure and think this is another significant, even if anecdotal reason, for President Obama to be re-elected.  Give Kathy time to make a difference.  She will.

DOJ Press Release, here.

David Voreacos, Keneally Confirmed to Lead Justice Department Tax Division (3/30/12), here.
Tax Prof Blog, Tax Prof Blog, Senate Confirms Kathryn Keneally as Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division (3/20/12), here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Charles J. Alexander Death (3/23/12)

I have just been notified that Charles J. Alexander, formerly of the Tax Division, passed away yesterday.  I have no other details on services or other matters.  As I get further details, I will post them here.

I am advised that there will be a funeral Mass will be at  Little Flower Church in Bethesda on Friday, March 30, at noon.  The web site for the Church is here.  There is a link on that site to the Yahoo Map showing the location.

Obituary here (the obit without the picture is below; click on the link for the picture); Guestbook here.

Of Bethesda, MD, Age 87, devoted husband, father and grandfather, died March 22, 2012 of pulmonary disease at Suburban Hospital surrounded by his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carolyn Lefevre Alexander and five children, Carolyn A. Alexander of Rockville, MD, Susan H. Alexander (Gammill) of Belmont, MA, James A. Alexander of Chevy Chase, MD, John C. Alexander and Robert M. Alexander of Potomac, MD, thirteen grandchildren and three nieces.

He was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts. Upon graduation as President of his class at Framingham High School in 1941, he entered Boston College. He interrupted his education to enlist in the US Army where he served in the Field Artillery Battalion of the 78th Infantry Division during World War II. He participated in the European Theatre in Belgium and Germany through the fall of Berlin in 1945. After the war he studied at Manchester University in England and completed his Bachelors degree at Boston College. He then entered Boston College Law School and after graduation began his legal career in private practice in Washington, DC.

He joined the Criminal Tax Division of the Department of Justice in 1961 and served as Special Litigation Counsel. He was lead counsel in the criminal prosecution of numerous high profile cases, including those of individuals connected with organized crime. He was the recipient of the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in 1983, was Editor in Chief of the Department of Justice Criminal Tax Manual, and was honored by Special Commendation for Outstanding Service to the Tax Division and for Outstanding Service to the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute. After retirement in 1989, he was named as an Instructor in the National Institute of Trial Attorneys and was a lecturer and panelist on American Bar Association programs.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, MD, on Friday, March 30 at 12 p.m., where he served as a senior usher. Inurnment will follow the Mass at the All Saints Episcopal Church Columbarium, 3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD 20850. Please view and sign the family guestbook at

Tax Division Veteran Remembered (Main Justice 3/28/12), here.