May 2019

Travis Thompson speaks at the 2019 ABA Tax Section May Meeting


Washington, D.C. May 8 – 11, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sideman & Bancroft and The University of California Irvine School of Law Graduate Tax Program host: Young Lawyer’s Networking Reception, Capitol City Brewing Company
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Friday, May 10, 2019
Administrative Practice Committee, Panelist on “New Technologies to Communicate with Exam and Appeals”

“Communication tools have dramatically improved since fax machines first hit the scene. IRS is working to leverage these technologies to improve its communication with taxpayers and advisors, and more efficiently use IRS resources. This panel will explore new technologies that the IRS has recently made available to practitioners in examinations and appeals conferences, including a demonstration of a new web-enabled video conferencing pilot program.”

  • Moderator: Rochelle Hodes, Crowe LLP, Washington, DC
    Panelists: Travis Thompson, Sideman & Bancroft, San Francisco, CA; Andrew Allen, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Palo Alto, CA; Andrew J. Keyso, Deputy Chief, IRS Office of Appeals, Washington, DC; Diane Ogawa, Appeals Officer, Honolulu, HI; Nancy Wiltshire, Acting Director Field Operations, Mid-Atlantic, LB&I, Washington, DC; Andrew Chiu, Director of Product Management and User Experience Design, Washington, DC


Saturday, May 11, 2019
Tax Practice Management Committee, Moderator on “The Ethical Challenges of Social Media for Tax Practitioners”

“The use of social media both personally and professionally has dramatically increased in popularity over the last decade. Modernly, lawyers and tax practitioners use social media to advertise, network, and stay informed on the latest developments in their respective practice areas. While the utility of this transformative technology is evident, practitioners often face a number of ethical and practical challenges related to the use of social media which give rise to professional responsibility concerns. This panel will discuss the ethical and practical challenges related to social media that tax practitioners should be aware of when they represent clients in the future.”

  • Moderator: Travis Thompson, Sideman & Bancroft LLP, San Francisco, CA
    Panelists: Starling Marshal, Covington & Burling, New York, NY; and Robert Kovacev, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Washington, DC