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The Law College Will be Honoring the Following Graduating Students with a Tax Certificate in Our Inaugural Year


“Congratulations on your outstanding accomplishment!” 

Professor Mona L Hymel and Professor John Swain


Melissa Ahlers
Ben Riehle
Cathy Smith
Dale Sevin
Karen Lowell
Zach Friedman
Maguette Ndiaye
And Jerry Lococo

Tax Law & Policy Program
"Careers in Tax"

Join Professor Mona Hymel, Professor John Swain, and Professor James Hopkins for an informative luncheon regarding the new Tax Law & Policy Program. Alumnus Steve Lainoff will join the lunch as the inaugural speaker. Mr. Lainoff will discuss careers in tax law.


When: April 2, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Where: James E. Rogers College of Law Faculty Lounge- 237.


Steve Lainoff is the principal-in-charge of the Washington National Tax office of KPMG LLP (US). Steve provides tax advice to multinational corporations on transaction and controversy matters, including international mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, especially in the area of cross-border structured finance. He has significant experience in representing clients in administrative matters before the IRS. In addition, Steve advises on internal restructuring, intangibles transfers, transfer pricing and foreign tax credits. Steve served as the international tax counsel of the United States Treasury Department from 1984 to 1986, where he was responsible for the Treasury Department's participation in legislation and regulations in the international tax area, as well as the negotiation of tax agreements with foreign countries. He served as the associate chief counsel (international) of the Internal Revenue Service from 1988 to 1991, where he was responsible for regulations, rulings and controversy matters. Prior to joining KPMG LLP (US), he was a partner of the law firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and King & Spalding. He has been an adjunct professor of law at the New York University and Georgetown University Law Schools. Steve received his undergraduate degree from Boston University, a JD degree from the University of Arizona and his LLM (Taxation) from New York University.


Last Updated: 04/29/2014