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News Posted on October 2, 2013

Professor Ventry Speaks at Villanova School of Law Symposium

Professor Dennis Ventry participated in a panel discussion on "The Increasing Importance of the Whistleblower Provisions in U.S. Tax Administration" at Villanova School of Law on September 27.

The event, "Selective Issues in U.S. Tax Administration," was sponsored by the Villanova Law Review and included academics, federal government officials, and private practitioners. Professor Ventry focused his presentation on the history of the IRS whistleblower statute, the recent whistleblower payment of $104 million awarded to UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, and whether the current statute should include a private right of action permitting citizens to bring tax actions on behalf of the government (in the mode of state-level False Claims Act statutes). 

Professor Ventry is an expert in tax policy and legal ethics. His research interests include tax expenditure analysis, family taxation, professional responsibility and standards of care, tax filing and administration, tax compliance, public finance, and tax and legal history. In addition, he was recently added as a co-author on the casebook, Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice.

"The Increasing Importance of the Whistleblower Provisions in U.S. Tax Administration"