Akerman is a sponsor of NYU's 9th Annual Tax Controversy Forum, which brings together representatives from the government and expert private practitioners to compare perspectives on a variety of topics involving federal tax audits, appeals, and litigation. Brian Harris
will speak on a panel discussion titled "But It's Not My Fault! Developing a Robust Reasonable Defense to Penalties." The Forum covers a wide range of controversy work, from procedural seminars to substantive programs, international issues, ethical problems, current enforcement initiatives, sensitive audits, and civil and criminal tax penalties.