Levin Center at Wayne Law hosts tax conference in D.C.

More than 100 people attended the Levin Center at Wayne Law's Jan. 31 conference in Washington, D.C. on "Next Steps in Offshore Multinational Corporate Tax."

The program presented diverse views on how Congress and the new administration can tackle issues related to multinational corporate offshore profits. This was the center's third national conference.

Retired U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Tom A. Coburn, M.D., co-chaired the event. Levin is chair of the Levin Center at Wayne Law, Wayne Law's distinguished legislator in residence, senior counsel at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, and former chairman of the U.S. Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Coburn is a member of the Levin Center at Wayne Law's Advisory Board and a former ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. During their time on the subcommittee, Levin and Coburn conducted a number of bipartisan investigations into corporate tax matters.

Other speakers were Robert B. Stack, former deputy assistant secretary (international tax affairs), U.S. Department of the Treasury; Edward Kleinbard, Johnson professor of law and business at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and former chief of staff of Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation; and Paul W. Oosterhuis, of counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

Moderating the discussion was Elise Bean, Washington co-director of the Levin Center at Wayne Law. From 2003 to 2014, she served as staff director and chief counsel for Sen. Levin on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Opening remarks were provided by Interim Dean Lance Gable and Jocelyn Benson, director of the Levin Center at Wayne Law.

Published: Fri, Feb 10, 2017