Fall 2012 Symposium

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act:
Privacy and Enforcement Challenges & the Implications For Your Client’s Financial Interests

Monday, October 22, 2012
George Mason University School of Law
Arlington, VA

About the Symposium

The symposium was held on the campus of George Mason University School of Law and tackled the international and diplomatic concerns raised by FATCA, as well as specific implementation and compliance challenges faced by affected industries.  The program featured a keynote adress and two distinguished panels with representatives from the United States and German governments, as well as FATCA experts from private practice and academia.

The full Symposium Program, including Speaker Bios, and our Presentation Materials are now available online.

Pictures from the Symposium are available here.

A video recording of the Symposium is available here.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

8:15am – Registration Opens

8:15-8:45am – Breakfast & Coffee

8:45-9:00am – Welcome to Symposium and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

9:00-9:30am – Keynote Address
Professor Richard Harvey, Villanova University School of Law and formerly Senior Advisor to IRS Commissioner Shulman

Professor Harvey’s Presentation

9:45-11:00am – Panel 1: International & Diplomatic Concerns Presented by FATCA
Jesse Eggert, United States Department of Treasury
Peter Deblon, Tax Counsellor, German Embassy
James Jatras, Squires Sanders Public Advocacy
Moderator: Michael Miles, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

11:00-11:30am – Coffee Break

11:30am-12:45pm – Panel 2:  Operational Challenges & Cost of Compliance of FATCA
Kenneth Werner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
Carol Tello, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Alan Granwell, DLA Piper
William Holmes, International Data Management Office, Internal Revenue Service
Moderator: Rachelle Perkins, George Mason University School of Law

Panel 2 Presentation

12:45-1:00pm – Closing Remarks

Date and Location
The Symposium was held on October 22, 2012 in Founders Hall at the George Mason University Arlington Campus. The Arlington Campus is located at 3301 N. Fairfax Drive and is located 1/4 mile south of the Virginia Square metro station.