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June 10, 2021 In the Stacks

The Tax Lawyer Transitions Editorial Leadership

Longtime member of The Tax Lawyer editorial team William H. Lyons ends his service as Associate Editor-in-Chief with the journal’s summer 2021 issue. As an editor for the journal since 2007, Lyons has reviewed submissions and edited articles accepted for publication other than the articles reviewed and edited by the journal’s State and Local Tax team.

Lyons is the Richard H. Larson Professor of Tax Law Emeritus at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Lyons has also taught at Boston College Law School, University of Miami School of Law, Vermont Law School, and the International Tax Center of the University of Leiden in Holland.

The incoming Associate Editor-in-Chief is Gil Rothenberg, who currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Law at American University’s Washington College of Law. Rothenberg was a long-time attorney in the Justice Department Tax Division’s Appellate Section. He served 15 years as Chief of the Appellate Section overseeing a staff of about 50 attorneys and support personnel. Rothenberg began his Tax Lawyer work in May.

“l look forward to filling Bill Lyons’ large shoes,” said Rothenberg. “After working on appellate briefs for so many years when I was Chief of the Tax Division’s Appellate Section, I wanted to keep my editing pencil sharp, and my ‘tax brain’ active, as I transition from working full time at DOJ to teaching tax law part time at law schools that include American University, George Mason University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Maryland, and the University of Nebraska.”

The Section’s Vice Chair, Publications, serves as the journal’s Editor-in-Chief. The Tax Lawyer publishes scholarly articles by notable tax attorneys and professors and key reports by Section committees and task forces that the editorial board believes to be of professional interest to members of the Section and the tax profession.

The Tax Lawyer has been very fortunate to have an editor of Bill Lyons’ caliber to review every submission, help select the best articles and edit every accepted article to make them the best they could be. Bill will be missed,” noted Keith Fogg, current Vice Chair, Publications. “The search for Bill’s successor led us to Gil Rothenberg, who brings a broad background in tax law to the task. With Gil’s many years of reviewing appellate briefs in a wide variety of areas of the tax law, Gil is prepared to step in immediately to offer authors the kind of expert editing they have received from Bill for the past 14 years. I anticipate that The Tax Lawyer will continue to attract great articles and to improve upon those articles with the skills and background that Gil brings to the editing process.”

To learn more about The Tax Lawyer and to submit work, visit the journal's homepage