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Representative Speaking & Writing


Income Inequality: Can the Tax Code Address It?, In Focus Quarterly, Summer 2016

• Amicus brief on the merits in the United States Supreme Court, supporting Little Sisters of the Poor, January 2016

• “Should Congress Adopt a Non-Dereliction Doctrine? How Congress Can Reclaim Its Legislative Authority,” Panel Coordinator, Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention, Washington, DC, November 12, 2015

• Forcing Green Politics on Pension Funds, Federalist Society Blog, November 19, 2015

• Agency Doesn't Need Public Permission to Withdraw Proposed Regulations, Federalist Society Blog, October 19, 2015

• Freedom of Information and the IRS, Federalist Society Blog, September 04, 2015

Amicus brief in support of petition for certiorari of Little Sisters of the Poor, challenging HHS contraceptive mandate, August 24, 2015

• "Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young," Federalist Society Teleforum with author Diana Furchtgott-Roth, July 14, 2015

• “Too Big To Succeed: When Will Congress Realize It Has Overburdened IRS?” Speaker, Republican National Lawyers’ Association 30th Anniversary National Policy Conference, Washington, DC, March 20, 2015

• “The Fiscal Costs of the President’s Actions on Immigration,” Testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on National Security Health Care, Benefits & Administrative Rules, Washington, DC, March 17, 2015

• “Deferred Action On Immigration: Implications and Unanswered Questions,” Testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Washington, DC, February 4, 2015, cited in the Weekly Standard and elsewhere

• “Without Standing, Are We All Sitting Ducks?”, Panel Coordinator, Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention, Washington, DC, November 17, 2014

• "Economic Liberty: Promoting the Freedom to Work, To Grow and To Prosper in America,” Speaker, Republican National Lawyers Association 15th Annual National Policy Conference, Washington, DC, March 21, 2014

• “Drones and Presidential Authority,” Moderator, Federalist Society National Student Symposium, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, March 8, 2014

• “Is the Obama Administration Conducting a Serious Investigation of IRS Targeting?” Testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation & Regulatory Affairs, February 26, 2014

• “What, if any, is the Proper Role of the IRS in the Administration of Social Welfare Programs?” ABA Tax Section Mid-Year Meeting, January 24, 2014

• “Obama Selectively Implements More Than Just Obamacare, At Great Taxpayer Expense,” Forbes OnLine, January 17, 2014

• "Executive Branch Gone Wild? Checks and Balances in the 21st Century,” Moderator, Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention, November 16, 2013

• “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets,” November 7, 2013, Teleforum with author Peter Schweizer

• “Terms of Engagement: How Our Courts Should Enforce the Constitution's Promise of Limited Government,” October 10, 2013, Teleforum with author Clark Neily

• “The Bucks Start Here,” October 3, 2013, Teleforum with author Christopher DeMuth

• "The Use and Abuse of the Internal Revenue Code - The Chances for Meaningful Tax Reform in 2013." National Black Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Convention - Innovation: Growth, Profit & Prosperity, Palm Beach, FL, July 25, 2013

• "A Stewardship Challenge: Harmonizing Ecology, Prosperity and Liberty," Foundation for Research on Economics & the Environment Conference, Three Forks, Montana, July 15-19, 2013.

• “City of Arlington – How Much Deference?” Moderator, Federalist Society Administrative Law and Regulation Practice Group Teleforum, May 20, 2013

• “Prospects for Meaningful Tax Reform in 2013.” Republican National Lawyers Association 14th Annual National Policy Conference, Washington, DC, April 25, 2013

• “The Use and Abuse of the Internal Revenue Code, and Chances for Tax Reform,” Ave Maria Law School, Naples, Florida, April 18, 2013

• "Hot Issues Appellate Tax Litigation," Moderator, Federal Bar Association 36th Annual Tax Law Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2, 2012

• "What Today’s Lawmakers Could Learn from President Reagan’s Tax Policy," Republican National Lawyers Association's 12th Annual National Policy Conference, Washington, D.C., May 6, 2011

• "U.S. Tax Reform and International Trends: Implications for Global Business and U.S. Competitiveness," Council on Foreign Relations Corporate Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2010

• “What Tax Law Can Tell Us About How 'Health Care Reform' Will Work,” Presentation to Harvard Law School Federalist Society with Abigail Adams Society, Cambridge, MA, March 25, 2010

• “The Role of Litigation in the Lifecycle of U.S. Laws,” Presentation to judges of the Supreme Arbitrage (Commercial) Court of the Russian Federation on our nation’s tax enforcement system, sponsored by the US-Russia Foundation.

• “Green Eggs and Sham Transactions: Complexities of Tax Related Litigation,” The 11th Annual Finance, Law & Economics Securities Litigation Seminar hosted by NERA Economic Consulting, Aspen, CO, July 2008

• "Our Nation's Founding Principles and Our Tax Code - Consistent or In Conflict?" Planned, organized and moderated Federalist’s Society’s 2008 Tax Policy Conference, Washington, D.C., May 2008

• Panel Discussion on Fiscal Discipline, Ninth Annual National Policy Conference presented by the Republican National Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C., April 25, 2008

• “Information Litigation and Privilege Issues,“ The 32nd Annual Tax Law Conference presented by the Section on Taxation of the Federal Bar Association, Washington, D.C., March 7, 2008

• “The IRS Wants WHAT? How to Decide What’s Privileged and How to Protect It,“ Pillsbury’s January through June, 2008 U.S. Continuing Legal Education Marathons for clients, and at the Tax Executives Institute, San Francisco Chapter, Feb. 25, 2008