As part of the ongoing mission of Catholic Law to support career exploration for law students, the Office of Career Development (OCPD) provided students with an opportunity to connect with lawyers in the field of tax law. On September 1, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ), Tax Division, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel, presented an introduction to federal career opportunities in tax law. The virtual panel was moderated by Christina Daniels, from the IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel, who introduced the event’s panelist. The six panelists discussed their career trajectories and what tax law means to them. Panelists highlighted the varied opportunities that careers like theirs provide—developing an individual's expertise in tax law while also creating a good work/life balance.
The panelists were Mark McDonald, trial attorney for the DOJ, Tax Division; Lewis Booth, special trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel; Moha Yepuri, DOJ, Tax Division; Marie Milnes-Vasquez, Office of Chief Counsel, National Office; Sherra Wong, attorney for the DOJ, Tax Division; Bridgette Gibson, General Legal Services, Office of Chief Counsel.
Throughout the event, attendees were invited to submit questions which were then fielded by the panelists as the event drew to a close.