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The Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship

2024-2027 Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship

Applications for the next class of 2024 – 2027 Loretta Collins Argrett Fellows are now being accepted. Submit your application online by 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, June 30.

Argrett Fellowship Applicant Informational Sessions

Interested in applying for the Argrett Fellowship? Join us at one of three informational sessions to learn more about the process, qualifications, and to learn from current Fellows on their experiences and the value of participating.

Meet current Fellows and hear from current committee members to learn more about participating in the Fellowship and insights into the application and fellowship.

Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The American Bar Association Section of Taxation is pleased to announce the Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship, which seeks to create a more accessible and equitable pipeline into the Section of Taxation (“the Section”) and the tax bar. The goal of the Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship (“the Fellowship”) is to identify, engage, and infuse historically underrepresented individuals into the Section, create a more accessible, equitable, and inclusive pathway into Section leadership, and support the expansion, diversification, and inclusiveness of the tax profession to create a space and sense of belonging for those looking to become involved with the Section.

The Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship is a three-year program.  Applicants need not be members of the Section or ABA. Each year, the Section will award a maximum of five (5) Fellowships, renewable for up-to three years. Please review the application deadline, dates, and requirements above.

Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship Benefits (for three (3) years)

  • Waiver of annual membership dues for the American Bar Association and the Tax Section.
  • Waiver of all registration fees (including tickets for receptions, ticketed events, committee breakfasts and lunches) for the Tax Section’s Fall, Midyear, and May meetings.
  • Coverage or reimbursement of reasonable travel and accommodation expenses associated with attending the Section’s Midyear and May meetings.
  • Waiver or reimbursement of expenses associated with special gatherings at each Section meeting
  • Two assigned mentors for each fellow will serve as guides for Section activities, networking, and professional and career advice and opportunities.
  • Monthly virtual meetings with Section leaders and special guests with discussions and introduction to a wide range of topics.
  • Periodic special events such as luncheons and receptions

Participation Requirements

  • Fellows are expected to actively participate in the monthly virtual meetings hosted by the Fellowship Program.
  • Fellows are expected to attend the Section’s Fall, Midyear, and May meetings and to actively participate in other Section activities and meetings sponsored by the Fellowship Program.
  • Fellows are expected to join at least two Section committees and to attend meetings of the selected committees during each Section meeting and throughout the year.
  • Fellows are expected to participate in annual evaluation of the Fellowship Program. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Any individual with a diverse background or a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the tax bar may apply.
  • All are encouraged to submit an application.

Application Requirements

Submit your application online by 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, June 30. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. All applications must be submitted by the deadline and through the online application, emailed materials will not be considered.

Meet the Current Argrett Fellows

Questions?

Please send any questions to [email protected].

Fellowship Committee Members

  • Caroline Ciraolo, Kostelanetz (Chair)
  • Melissa Wiley, Lowenstein Sandler LLP (Vice-Chair)
  • Julie Divola, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Section of Taxation Past-Chair
  • Diana Erbsen, DLA Piper
  • Sanessa Griffiths, Skadden
  • Brandon King, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Laura Krebs Al-Shathir, Capes Sokol
  • Julian Lee, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
  • Kelley Miller, Reed Smith
  • Byung Hyuk (Billy) Min, Agostino & Associates, PC
  • Alexandra Minkovich, Baker & McKenzie
  • Allie Petrova, Petrova Law
  • Michael Romero, Taylor Nelson & Amitrano
  • Lany Villalobos, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Beverly Winstead, The Law Office of Beverly Winstead

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