In S05E01, Bela Unell and Mark Schneider discuss working in the IRS in the 80s, switching from government work to private firms, and how the two sectors interact. Listen here.
Judge Eunkyong Choi—Part 1
In S05E02, William Schmidt and Judge Eunkyong Choi discuss working in Low Income Taxpayer Clinics on tax controversy cases, her family’s immigration to the United States from Korea, being the Taxpayer Advocate in the New York City Department of Finance, and regional tax issues such as dealing with different state tax departments. (Part 1 of 2) Listen here.
Judge Eunkyong Choi—Part 2
In S05E03, William Schmidt and Judge Eunkyong Choi discuss becoming a Special Trial Judge, what the work of a Special Trial Judge includes, how Low Income Taxpayer Clinics assist at Tax Court, typical days for a Special Trial Judge, attending ABA conferences again, and being a mentor for law students or young attorneys in tax. (Part 2 of 2). Listen here.
In S05E04, William Schmidt and Erin Collins discuss the benefit of working in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, how things changed in moving to KPMG, some noteworthy cases, how being co-author of the IRS Practice and Procedure Deskbook benefitted her tax controversy practice, how her litigation background prepared her for being National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA), becoming the NTA at the beginning of the pandemic, what people should know when working with the Taxpayer Advocate Service, benefits of the ABA Section of Taxation, and tips for law students or young attorneys interested in tax. Listen here.
Judge Adam B. Landy—Part 1
In S05E05, William Schmidt and Judge Adam B. Landy discuss learning skills in private practice, applying those skills to the Chief Counsel’s Office, and ultimately transitioning to the Tax Court. (Part 1 of 2). Listen here.
Judge Adam B. Landy—Part 2
In S05E06, William Schmidt and Judge Adam B. Landy discuss the duties of Special Trial judges, tips for counsel for a smoother process, and advice for young lawyers. (Part 2 of 2). Listen here.