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September 2016
Wednesday
7
September
2016
CWRU Law School
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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CWRU Law School
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Thursday
8
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
14
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Neal K. Katyal, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Paul & Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown University, and former Acting Solicitor General of the United States
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Friday
16
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
20
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Lawrence Douglas
Author and James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
21
September
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: B. Jessie Hill
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
23
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
October 2016
Wednesday
5
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Kirk J. Nahra partner with Wiley Rein LLP
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Franita Tolson
Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Thursday
13
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Nathan Quick
Trial Chambers, International Criminal Court
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
14
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: David J. Garrow, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Law, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina former Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Saturday
15
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
18
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
October
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kevin C. McMunigal
Professor of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Leo M. Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Webcast live
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Avidan Y. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Jonathan L. Entin, David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Richard Gordon, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Professor of Law
B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan Gordon, Professor of Law and Associate Director, LLM Lawyering Skills Program
Jean McQuillan, Assistant Professor of Law
Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Professor of Law
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  |  Webcast live
March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Free and open to the public  |  Webcast live
Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Columnist, The New York Times
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner
Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance
Professor Business and Society
Center for Business and Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Free and open to the public  | CLE credit available, pending approval  |  Webcast live
40 years in Tax – a Look Backward (As Well as Forward)
Sponsor
The Norman A. Sugarman Tax Scholar in Residence
APR 2, 2014
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

Don Korb has been involved in the practice of tax law for over 40 years, both as a private practitioner and as a tax administrator. He plans to talk about how the U.S. federal income tax system has changed over his career as well as how the role of tax advisors and practitioners has evolved over that same time period. He will speak from the standpoint of someone who has moved back and forth between the private and public sectors and not only has sat on “both sides of the table” but he has also occupied leadership positions at the IRS (Assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in the mid-1980’s and Chief Counsel for the IRS from April, 2004 through December, 2008) which allowed him to play a significant role in some of the changes to the tax system and the evolution of the role of tax advisors/practitioners which have occurred since he began practicing law in the early 1970’s.
Speaker Information
Donald L. Korb is currently a tax partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP where he leads the firm’s Tax Controversy Practice. Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell, Don served as the Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service from April 2004 until December 2008.

As Chief Counsel, Don was the chief law officer for the IRS, supervising approximately 1,500 attorneys who were assigned to the IRS National Office and among the major operational divisions of the agency. He played a prominent role in increasing the effectiveness of the Chief Counsel’s Office, and is best known for developing the litigation strategy that led to the stunning success by the government in litigating tax shelter cases during his four-and-a-half-year tenure.

Among the individual matters with which Don was personally involved while Chief Counsel was serving as the lead negotiator in resolving a landmark transfer pricing dispute. As part of the settlement, the taxpayer made the largest single payment ever made to the IRS to resolve a tax dispute.

Prior to his service as the Chief Counsel, Don worked twice before in the public sector. In the mid-1980’s, he served more than two years as an Assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue (during that time, he was the overall coordinator of the IRS’s involvement in the legislative process that resulted in the enactment of the landmark Tax Reform Act of 1986) and, at the beginning of his career in the mid-1970’s, he worked four years as an attorney adviser in the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office.

In addition to his tenure in the public sector, Don has over 28 years of private practice experience, the majority of it as a tax partner at the Thompson Hine law firm, including serving at one time as the chair of that firm’s Tax Group. Most of Don’s private practice experience has consisted of tax controversy matters. Some of the clients Don has represented or currently represents include a rock star; a symphony orchestra; some of the world’s largest financial institutions and brokerage firms; a major airline; a national retailer; several of the nation’s largest real estate developers; large multinational manufacturing, publishing, computer software, distribution, entertainment, water and construction corporations, some of which are headquartered outside of the U.S.; tax exempt entities; and small closely held business entities in the fast food, automobile dealership and healthcare industries.

Don has authored numerous articles regarding national and international tax controversy and dispute resolution issues (including “The Four Rs Revisited: Regulations, Rulings, Reliance and Retroactivity in the 21st Century – A View From Within,” in CCH’s Taxes – The Tax Magazine (an August 2009 update of former IRS Chief Counsel Mitchell Rogovin’s important 1965 treatise)) and over his career has made hundreds of speeches on tax related topics.

Don is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and also earned a Masters in Taxation degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Additional Information
Free and open to the public, register at the door.

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