June 10, 2024

The NYU School of Professional Studies 16th Annual Tax Controversy Forum To Take Place on June 27–28 in New York City

NEW YORK, June 10, 2024—On June 27–28, government representatives and expert tax practitioners gather for the 16th Annual Tax Controversy Forum, organized by the NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business, in New York City.

The event, which takes place at the Westin New York at Times Square, brings together tax industry professionals to share their perspectives on a variety of topics involving federal tax audits, appeals, and litigation. The Forum covers a range of controversy issues, from procedural seminars to substantive programs on international issues, ethical problems, current enforcement initiatives, sensitive audits, and civil and criminal tax penalties.

Confirmed government speakers include:

  • Lia Colbert, Commissioner, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, International Revenue Service
  • Erin M. Collins, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service
  • The Hon. Elizabeth A. Copeland, Judge, United States Tax Court
  • Hans Famularo, Esq., Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Guy Ficco, Chief, Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Caryn Finley, Assistant US Attorney, US Attorney’s Office, Western District of North Carolina
  • Sharyn M. Fisk, Esq., Director, Office of Professional Responsibility, Internal Revenue Service
  • John W. Hinman, Director, Whistleblower Office, Internal Revenue Service
  • David A. Hubbert, Esq., Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, US Department of Justice
  • Casey A. Lothamer, Esq., Area Counsel, Mid-Atlantic Region, Tax Exempt Government Entities, Internal Revenue Service
  • Heather Maloy, Chief, Taxpayer Compliance Officer, Internal Revenue Service
  • Mary Beth Murphy, Director of Collections, North Atlantic Territory, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Mark Nyman, Director, Corporate Issues/Credits, Internal Revenue Service
  • Holly Paz, Commissioner, Large Business and International Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Marjorie A. Rollinson, Esq., Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
  • Trish Turner, Program Manager, Digital Assets Project, Internal Revenue Service
  • James A. Ulicny, Esq., Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax), Internal Revenue Service

The 16th Annual Tax Controversy Forum co-chairs are:

  • Caroline D. Ciraolo, Esq., Partner, Kostelanetz
  • Miri Forster, Esq., Partner and National Tax Controversy Leader, EisnerAmper

View the current agenda for the 2024 Annual Tax Controversy Forum.

For information on becoming a Tax Controversy Forum Sponsor or exhibiting at the Forum, please contact Kathleen Costello at (212) 992-3320 or sps.tax@nyu.edu.

If you are a member of the media who would like to report on the sessions, please contact Michael DeMeo at michael.demeo@nyu.edu.

About the NYU SPS Department of Finance and Taxation Program
The NYU SPS Department of Finance and Taxation Program has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in New York. The NYU School of Professional Studies Department of Finance and Taxation Program is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, NYU SPS is an internationally recognized university that offers diverse students access and opportunity to practical, real-world preparation to thrive in their careers while building the next generation of industry leaders ready to embrace tomorrow’s innovations and challenges and lead change in global workplaces.

The NYU SPS global community is made up of industry professionals, doers, and trailblazers shaping the future of industries, positioning the School as an idea incubator center for various fields, including real estate, hospitality, global affairs, sports business, integrated marketing, HR, professional writing and more.

Today, NYU SPS offers one of the most diverse portfolios of educational offerings at NYU, including graduate degrees, bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, associate degrees, continuing education courses, and certificate programs.

NYU SPS is the host of some of the largest and most in-demand industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, Annual NYU Tax Conferences, and the NYU Coaching and Technology Summit, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a distinguishing factor in the education that it provides.


Michael DeMeo