Chair: Mary I. Slonina, PwC, Washington, DC

Important Developments.
This panel will discuss current developments and topics of immediate interest in tax administrative practice. Panel will focus on recent legislative efforts impacting tax law and the IRS, Treasury and IRS guidance, court decisions, ongoing litigation and other items germane to tax administration.
Moderator: Antoinette Ellison, Jones Day, Atlanta, GA
Panelists: Chuck Hodges, Jones Day, Atlanta, GA; Kathryn A. Zuba, Associate Chief Counsel, IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration), Washington, DC

Practical Privilege Issues.
Would your client rather give their documents to the IRS, the New York Times, or both? This panel will discuss the rules protecting communications from disclosure, using real-world examples. We will also touch on hot topics and best practices.
Panelists: Paul Butler, Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, Washington, DC; Abbey Garber, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, TX; Peter K. Reilly, Special Counsel, IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration), Washington, DC; Melissa Wiley, Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, DC

Preparing For and Managing an IRS Examination with Virtual Currency Issues.
This panel will discuss IRS efforts in encouraging and reviewing taxpayer reporting of virtual currency transactions, including recent efforts in issuing “educational letters” to taxpayers and the Virtual Currency Compliance Campaign. The panel will also discuss best practices to prepare for and manage an IRS examination of virtual currency issues.
Moderator: Daniel Strickland, Eversheds Sutherland, Washington, DC
Panelists: Rochelle Hodes, Crowe LLP, Washington, DC; Richard Sapinski, Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark, NJ; Zhanna Ziering, Caplin & Drysdale, New York, NY