Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DOJ Tax AAG Kathy Keneally is Leaving DOJ Tax (5/27/14)

The DOJ Press release is here.

Kathy has been a dedicated public servant.  Some of her accomplishments are set forth in the press release, but I am also sure that she has touched and benefited the Tax Division in many other ways, large and small.

Our best wishes to Kathy.

The press release indicates that she will return to her home in New York.  I expect that she will return to private practice and serve clients with the same professionalism she exhibited in private practice and as AAG.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Law360 Article on Fran Allegra (5/19/14)

Law360 has printed this article on DOJ Tax Alum, Judge Fran Allegra of the Court of Federal Claims.  The Tenacious Technocrat: Judge Francis Allegra (Law360 5/13/14), here.  I won't try to excerpt or summarize the article.  It is relatively short, so I encourage alumni to read it.

I will say along the theme of the article that I assign my tax procedure students one of Judge Allegra's cases to read,  Principal Life Ins. Co. v. United States, 95 Fed. Cl. 786 (Fed. Cl. 2010), here.  See Principal Life -- A Masterpiece of Tax Procedure (Federal Tax Procedure Blog 11/29/13), here.