Graduate Tax Program

NYU School of Law/KPMG Lecture on Current Issues in Taxation

The New York University School of Law Graduate Tax Program and the Tax Practice of KPMG have joined together to create a lecture series on Current Issues in Taxation. Distinguished lecturers are brought to NYU School of Law each year to discuss a timely issue that may arise from recent or proposed legislation, regulations, cases or IRS rulings.

The series is a unique venture that brings together academics from NYU School of Law and distinguished tax advisors from KPMG. Representatives from each institution serve as panelists to comment on the lecture from their different professional perspectives. At a time when in some quarters there is tension between the academy and private practice, the NYU School of Law/KPMG lectures demonstrate that the two branches of the tax discipline can work together effectively to provide the highest level consideration of current tax issues.

Our goals are to ensure that each year's lecture is the intellectual highlight of the student's year at NYU School of Law and to provide high quality continuing legal education for alumni of the NYU School of Law Graduate Tax Program and KPMG partners and associates. These goals epitomize the balance between academic insight and practical experience that the GTP strives to achieve. The goal and expectations of NYU School of Law and KPMG are that the Lectures on Current Issues in Taxation will be recognized as the premier resource to which students, teachers and practitioners look for in-depth analysis and discussion of the most important issues in taxation in the United States.

Past lectures have been devoted to:

  • The OECD Perspective on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting 
  • Tax Planning for Inbound Transactions
  • Taxation of Intangibles in a Global Economy
  • Accounting for Tax Uncertainties
  • Alternate dispute resolution and the IRS
  • Tax legislative developments
  • The taxation of electronic commerce
NYU School of Law/KPMG Lecture on Current Issues in Taxation
Inaugural Lecture 2000 Richard Doernberg
K. H. Gyr Professor of International Legal Studies
Emory University Law School
Second Lecture 2001 Lewis Steinberg
Partner
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Third Lecture 2002 Larry Langdon
Commissioner
Large and Mid-Size Business Division (LMSB),
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Fourth Lecture 2003 Hal Hicks
Associate Chief Council (International)
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Fifth Lecture 2004 Barbara Angus
International Tax Counsel
Office of Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Sixth Lecture 2006

Circular 230 – Impact on the Tax Profession
January 31, 2006

 Eric Solomon
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory Affairs
Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Seventh Lecture 2007

Accounting for Tax Uncertainties
January 17, 2007

Michael Desmond
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Eighth Lecture 2008

Economic Substance Doctrine – State of the Union and Prospects for the Future
January 29, 2008

Joshua Odintz
Tax Counsel
Committee on Finance
United States Senate

Ninth Lecture 2009

Global Supply Chain Management – Achieving Tax Efficiencies
April 23, 2009

Michael DiFronzo,
Deputy Associate Chief Counse (International)
U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS

Tenth Lecture 2010

U.S. International Tax and VAT Reform: Evolution or Revolution?
April 22, 2010

Richard Harvey
Senior Advisor to the
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS

Eleventh Lecture 2011

Increasing Transparency in the U.S. Self Assessment Tax System
March 22, 2011

Michael Danilack
Deputy Commissioner (International)
United States Competent Authority
Large Business and International Division

Twelfth Lecture 2012

Taxation of Intangibles in a Global Economy – A Moving Target
April 10, 2012

Manal S. Corwin
Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs)
Office of Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS

Thirteenth Lecture 2013

Tax planning for U.S. Inbound investment: Defining the Boundaries
April 18, 2013

Danielle Rolfes
International Tax Counsel
Office of Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Fourteenth Lecture 2014

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting - as examined through the OECD's looking glass
April 8, 2014

Robert B. Stack
Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs) of Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Fifteenth Lecture 2015

Is the U.S. international system really broken?
April 21, 2015

Mark Mazur
Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury