For over 20 years, the Taxation Section has sent an annual delegation of tax attorneys to Washington, D.C., to present papers on issues of concern to California tax practitioners. The papers represent the views of their authors and are not the official views of the California Lawyers Association.
The Delegation meets with key government officials at IRS National Office, Treasury Department, Joint Committee on Taxation, House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, United States Tax Court and Department of Justice Tax Division.
The 2019 D.C. Delegation marks the 30th year since the Taxation Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association (formerly the State Bar of California) created an annual delegation to bring California tax lawyers and their ideas to Washington, D.C. The 2019 D.C. Delegation is also the first delegation completely organized by the California Lawyers Association.
Each May, just prior to the American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting held in Washington, D.C., a group of selected delegation members from the Taxation Sections of the LACBA and CLA Taxation Section will share their ideas and engage in lively discussions with key tax officials and staff members from the following government offices:
Introductory Letter (pdf version)
Priority Guidance Plan (pdf version)
Sample Executive Summary (pdf version)
Sample Paper (pdf version)
The 2017 D. C. Delegation will take place on April 30 – May 2. Rebecca O’Toole will lead the 2017 Delegation. November 16 was the deadline this year to submit paper proposals for consideration, but papers received after that date may still be considered. If you are interested in writing and presenting a paper as part of the 2017 D.C. Delegation, please contact:
Withers Bergman, LLP
The 2016 Delegation was held on May 1-3. Kaelyn Romey led the Delegation. The following tax practitioners presented the papers listed below:
The 2015 Delegation was held on May 3-5. Thomas Giordano-Lascari led the Delegation. The following tax practitioners presented the papers listed below:
The 2014 Delegation was held on May 4-6. Andrea Kushner Ross led the Delegation. Selected delegates met for the first time with officials from the Department of Justice Tax Division, including the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Tax Division. The following tax practitioners presented the papers listed below: