Engagement & Outreach


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On February 12, 2021, the Court announced its Diversity & Inclusion Series. The series is comprised of webinars that will spotlight different trailblazers and their paths to, and success in, the field of tax law. Registration is required but attendance is free.

  • In honor of Black History Month, the first webinar was Wednesday, February 24, 2021 and featured Loretta Collins Argrett. View the recorded webinar.

  • The March 31, 2021 webinar featured Samuel C. Thompson, Jr., Professor of Law, Arthur Weiss Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Director of the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions at Penn State Law. View the recorded webinar.

  • The April 28, 2021 featured Glenn Carrington, Dean of the School of Business at Norfolk State University. View the recorded webinar.

  • The May 26, 2021 program was a lunchtime event aimed at students and young attorneys. It featured Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley and Judges Emin Toro, Alina I. Marshall, and Juan F. Vasquez. The small group discussions covering the judges' backgrounds, their non-traditional and varied paths to the bench, and the exciting field of tax law, were not recorded.

  • The June 30, 2021, program was moderated by Judge Tamara W. Ashford, and, in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the webinar focused on Tax Court Judges Joseph H. Gale and Albert G. Lauber. View the recorded webinar.

  • The July 28, 2021, program was moderated by Judge Cary Douglas Pugh, and, with interviews of Tiffany P. Smith (Chief Tax Counsel for Senator Ron Wyden’s staff of the United States Senate Committee on Finance), Andre J. Barnett (Senior Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee), and Praveen Ayyagari (Tax Counsel for the majority staff of the House Ways & Means Committee), focused on tax careers on Capitol Hill. View the recorded webinar.

  • In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the September 29, 2021, program featured Judge Juan F. Vasquez. View the recorded webinar.

  • The October 27, 2021 webinar featured George K. Yin, the Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law. View the recorded webinar.

  • In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the November 22, 2021, program featured Justice Shawna S. Baker of the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court. View the recorded webinar.

  • The January 26, 2022 webinar featured Judge Mary Ann Cohen, the Tax Court’s first female Chief Judge. View the recorded webinar.

  • In honor of Black History Month, the February 23, 2022, webinar featured Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. View the recorded webinar.

  • Our April 13, 2022 Trailblazers guest was entertainment attorney, manager, consultant, and former record executive Ron Sweeney. View the recorded webinar.


Tax Trailblazers: Loretta Collins Argrett

Tax Trailblazers: Samuel C. Thompson, Jr.

Tax Trailblazers: Glenn Carrington

Tax Trailblazers: Judges Joseph H. Gale and Albert G. Lauber

Tax Trailblazers: Tax careers on Capitol Hill - Tiffany P. Smith, Andre J. Barnett, and Praveen Ayyagari

Tax Trailblazers: Judge Juan F. Vasquez

Tax Trailblazers: George K. Yin

Tax Trailblazers: Shawna S. Baker

Tax Trailblazers: Judge Mary Ann Cohen

Tax Trailblazers: Chief Judge Roger Gregory

Tax Trailblazers: Ron Sweeney


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