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NEW DATE - All-Day Conference: 2019 Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update Conference and Reception

January 29, 2019
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**Pre-Registration is now closed for this conference. 
Attend this unique and comprehensive all-day tax conference at the new D.C. Bar headquarters. Join us for a full day of panel discussions with breakout sessions focusing on legislative and regulatory updates on corporate, partnership and individual taxation, tax exempt tax reform, international tax and repatriation issues, tax planning, compensation and benefits reform, bankruptcy taxation post-TCJA, and more. This all-day conference will include lunch with a keynote speaker and a reception following the event.
Pre-registration for the program is encouraged. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Food is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Taxation Community and Georgetown University Law Center*
Co-sponsored by: TaxNotes
Related Community of Interest: D.C. Bar Law Student Community 
Hosted by: The District of Columbia Bar, 901 Fourth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
This program is available for both in-person and live webinar participation. To access webinar registration, please click here. Webinar registrants will receive access information by logging into the D.C. Bar website.
Please Note: Requests for changes to registration from in-person attendance to webinar must be made by 10:00 am Friday, January 25, 2019.
In-Person Fees:  $20 Federal Employee; $25 D.C. Bar Law Student Community Member; $50 Government/NonProfit; $50 Law Student; $75 TaxNotes; $250 D.C. Bar Taxation Community Member; $275 D.C. Bar Community Member; $300 D.C. Bar Member; $320 Non-Member 
*Georgetown Law Students please contact Ellis Duncan, Director, Graduate Tax Program, at ellis.duncan@georgetown.edu to register.
During the registration process, please select one session per time slot for the individual sessions you will attend. See tentative agenda below. 
7:30 am to 8:30 am   Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 9:30 am   Plenary Session
Legislative Update
Moderator, Janice A. Mays, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Thomas A. Barthold, Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation
  • Randy Gartin, Chief Tax Counsel, Republican Staff, House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Andrew Grossman, Chief Tax Counsel, Democratic Staff, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Tiffany Smith, Chief Tax Counsel, Democratic Staff, Senate Finance Committee
  • Mark Warren, Republican Staff, Senate Committee on Finance
9:45 am to 10:45 am Breakout Session 1
International Tax:  Repatriation Issues:  PTI, the Participation Exemption, FTCs, and Lingering Transition Tax Issues
Moderator, Ronald Dabrowski, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Layla J. Asali, Member, Miller & Chevalier Chartered
  • Jose E. Murillo, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Corporate Taxation:  Cross-Border M&A Planning Post-TCJA  
Moderator, Scott M. Levine, Partner, Jones Day, Adjunct Professor of Law, The Georgetown University Law Center
  • Devon M. Bodoh, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Melinda Harvey, Senior Counsel (Branch 2), Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service
  • Jeffrey G. Mitchell, Branch Chief, Associate Chief Counsel (Internatonal), Internal Revenue Service
  • Timothy S. Shuman, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Partnership Tax:  The Impact of Tax Reform on Private Equity and Hedge Funds - Section 1061
Moderator, Erik Corwin, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Cheryl M. Coe, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP 
  • Todd Y. McArthur, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 
Individual Taxation: The Impact of the TCJA on Individuals
Moderator, Mark J. Mazur, Robert C. Pozen Director, Tax Policy Center
  • Alan Viard, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Tax Exempt Tax Reform: The Impact of TCJA on Tax-Exempt Organizations
Moderator, Alexander L. Reid, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Roger Colinvaux, Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
  • Janine Cook, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Exempt Organizations and Employment Taxes), Internal Revenue Service
  • Catherine E. Livingston, Partner, Jones Day 
  • Stephen Tackney, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Employment Taxes), Internal Revenue Service
11:00 am to 12:15 pm Break Out Session 2
International Taxation:  GILTI:  A Deep Dive into the Proposed Regulations
Moderator, Michael J. Caballero, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Danielle Rolfes, Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Caren Shein, Managing Director, Deloitte Tax LLP
Bankruptcy Taxation Post-TCJA:  NOLs; Section 382 and Notice 2003-65 and their interaction with GILTI, section 965, FDII, and section 163(j)
Moderator, Joseph M. Pari, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law, The Georgetown University Law Center
  • Kevin Jacobs, Senior Technical Reviewer, Office of Chief Counsel (Corporate), Internal Revenue Service
  • Todd B. Reinstein, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Partnership Taxation:  Section 199A Deduction -- Complexity meets Reality
Moderator, Steven Schneider, Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Matthew Lay, Managing Director, Deloitte LLP
Individual Tax:  Low Income Taxpayers and Families
Moderator, Nancy Abramowitz, Professor of Practice of Law and Director of the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Alexandra Thornton, Senior Director, Tax Policy, Center for American Progress
Tax Reform’s Impact on Charitable Giving and Estate Planning
Moderator, Jennifer B. Goode, Partner, Birchstone Moore LLC
  • Douglas L. Siegler, Partner, Venable LLP
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Plenary Session
Lunch and Keynote  
SPEAKER, Martin Sullivan, Chief Economist, Tax Analysts
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm Break Out Session 3
International Tax:  Hybrid Issues:  Hybrid Dividends and Hybrid Mismatches
Moderator, David G. Noren, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Michael DiFronzo, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Joseph A. Goldman, Partner, Jones Day 
  • John Merrick, Special Counsel to the Associate Chief Counsel (International)
Taxation of Consolidated Groups:  Latest Developments including consolidated issues relating to sections 163(j), 168(k), 179, 250, 951A, and 965
Moderator, Joshua Brady, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Andrew Dubroff, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Austin Diamond-Jones, Assistant to the Branch Chief, Branch 1 (Corporate), Internal Revenue Service
  • Jeffrey Vogel, Principal, KPMG LLP
Partnership Taxation:  Section 163(j) and Partnerships
Moderator, Robert G. Honigman, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Aaron P. Nocjar, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Bryan Rimmke, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Adjunct Professor of Law, The Georgetown University Law Center
Compensation & Benefits Taxation:  Eliminating the Performance-Based Exception to Section 162(m) and Other Changes Regarding Compensation
Moderator, Kevin P. O’Brien, Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered
  • Christa Bierma, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Stephen Tackney, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Employment Taxes), Internal Revenue Service
Opportunity Zones
Moderator, Richard G. Blumenreich, Principal, KPMG
  • Gary L. Hecimovich, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • John. W. Lettieri, C.E.O., Economic Innovation Group
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Break Out Session 4
International Taxation:  The BEAT
Moderator, Paul W. Oosterhuis, Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Robert E. Culbertson, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Itai Grinberg, Professor of Law, The Georgetown University Law Center
Corporate Taxation:  Spin Off Developments
Moderator, William Alexander, Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Bruce Decker, Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Steve Fattman, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Peter Richman, Senior Attorney, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate), Internal Revenue Service 
Taxation of Financial Institutions and Products
Moderator, Mark Price, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Michael Yaghmour, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
Compensation & Benefits Tax Reform: Changes Regarding Fringe Benefits and Retirement Plans
Moderator, Rachel Leiser Levy, Principal, Groom Law Group
  • Spencer F. Walters, Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered
  • Stephen Tackney, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Employment Taxes), Internal Revenue Service
Tax Reform and the Impact on RICs and REITs 
Moderator, Roger Wise, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Catherine C. Barré, Senior Vice President, Policy & Politics National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Harold Hancock, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
  • Katie Sunderland, Counsel, Tax Law, Investment Company Institute 
State and Local Taxation:  The States’ Response to the TCJA and Possible Planning Opportunities in their Wake
Moderator, David Brunori, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Jeremy Abrams, Counsel, Reed Smith LLP
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Plenary Session
Global Trends:  Consensus or Chaos?
Moderator, Eric Solomon, Adjunct Professor of Law, The Georgetown University Law Center
  • Jesse Eggert, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • L.G. "Chip" Harter, Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs), U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Itai Grinberg, Professor of Law, The Georgetown University Law Center
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Reception

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