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2008 Federalist Society Tax Policy Conference Panel

MS. O’CONNOR: Good morning everyone. I’m Eileen J. O’Connor. I’m a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and it is my pleasure to welcome you this morning to the Federalist Society’s tax policy conference, entitled “Our Nation’s Founding Principles and Our Tax Code: Consistent or in Conflict?” I will admit, those are actually my words, and the content of the conference is pretty much inspired by my experience over the past 30 years, as I have engaged in tax practice and have watched clients struggle with the Internal Revenue Code and how to comply with it, as they see other people try to figure out how to get out from under it, all the while weighing what the Internal Revenue Code really does against what, ideally, an Internal Revenue Code ought to do...