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IRS Chief Counsel Revitalizes Professor-in-Residence Program

IR-2007-06, Jan. 10, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel is reviving its Professor-in-Residence program.

Dormant since the late 1980s, the Professor-in-Residence program provides some of the nation’s top legal academicians the opportunity to contribute to the development of legal tax policy and administration. Reporting directly to IRS Chief Counsel Donald L. Korb, the Professor in Residence provides advice and assistance on a wide array of legal issues within the scope of his or her expertise.

Korb has selected Calvin H. Johnson, the Andrews & Kurth Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Texas Law School, as the 2007 Professor in Residence for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

A graduate of Columbia College and Stanford Law School, Johnson is a nationally known scholar on tax law who has taught at the University of Texas Law School for more than 25 years. He has previously served in a number of advisory roles, including adviser to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Guest Scholar at The Brookings Institution, and member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group.

Johnson has authored numerous articles on tax and tax policy, including recent works on corporate tax shelters, stock options, depreciation and corporate integration.

He will begin his tenure with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel this month.

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