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Woodworth Lecture, May 6

The Pettit College of Law will host the annual Laurence Neal Woodworth Memorial Lecture in Tax Law and Policy at 5 p.m., May 6, in Constitution C, D, and E, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with ABA Tax Section May meeting.

Guest speaker is Dr. Thomas Barthold, chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation. His topic is “Tax Policy in the 21st Century:  Challenges and Changes from the Time of Larry Woodworth.”

Barthold received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard and served on the Dartmouth economics faculty before joining the staff of the Joint Committee in 1987. He succeeded Edward Kleinbard as chief of staff in 2009. Barthold's published papers cover a range of topics including capital gain realizations, charitable bequests, distribution of the tax burden, and comparative transfer taxes.

The lecture series honors the memory of Laurence Neal Woodworth, a 1940 graduate of Ohio Northern University and long-time chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation. In recognition of his service, he received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest decoration awarded by the Treasury Department.

A reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public.