Gerald Kafka

Jerry Kafka is the chair of the tax department of the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP and also is the chair of the firm's global tax controversy practice. He began his career as a trial attorney in the Honors Law Graduate Program of the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he received the Tax Division's Outstanding Attorney Award and two Department of Justice Outstanding Performance Awards. Jerry is the co-author (with Rita Cavanagh also of Latham & Watkins) of "Litigation of Federal Civil Tax Controversies," a treatise published by Warren Gorham & Lamont (2d ed. 1997 with annual supplements), which has been favorably cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts. He has been an adjunct professor in the LL.M. (Taxation) program at the Georgetown University Law Center for more than 25 years, where he has taught the course on Tax Practice and Procedure (Litigation). He is a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel and a Master in the J. Edgar Murdock American Inns of Court (U.S. Tax Court). He is active in the ABA Section of Taxation where he has chaired the Court Practice and Procedure Committee and also the appointments to the Tax Court Committee.

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