Cara Griffith

President and CEO, Tax Analysts

As the moderator for our Taxing Issues webinars, Cara objectively analyzes issues and asks probing questions that challenge panelists to explain and defend their positions.

When she’s not moderating Taxing Issues webinars, Cara provides strategic oversight for Tax Analysts. She has led efforts to improve the Tax Notes suite of products and to aggressively pursue transparency in the administration of tax systems. Previously, Cara managed the editorial department, including the flagship daily news publications and weekly magazines. She has written for a broad range of tax policy publications, including Tax Notes State, The Tax Adviser, The Hedge Fund Law Report, and The Hill. She regularly speaks at tax conferences and other events, discussing a variety of technical tax issues as well as the need for transparency in tax administration.

Cara has a BA in political science and a BA in international studies from the University of Evansville and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.

A NEW SERIES ON TAX POLICY

The Taxing Issues webinar series will further the mission of Tax Analysts: to shed light on tax policy and administration by conducting timely reporting on tax issues, uncovering documents, and encouraging informed debate. The series focuses on public dialogues about cutting-edge issues in federal, state, and international tax policy and administration. We are committed not only to producing high-quality publications, but also to providing open discussion forums featuring top-flight speakers who frame and debate tax-related issues.

Our attendees come from all segments of the tax community and bring engaging questions to these conversations, challenging speakers to defend their views. Registration for our webinars is available to anyone wishing to gain insight from industry experts on timely topics affecting the tax community.

UPCOMING EVENT | JUNE 16, 2021

President Biden’s Corporate Tax Proposals:
Political Prospects and Economic Impacts

Ben Willis, contributing editor for Tax Notes International, will outline the proposals, and Aruna Kalyanam, Treasury deputy assistant secretary for tax and budget, will discuss how the Biden administration plans to push them through Congress.

Our panelists are Michael Desmond, former IRS chief counsel and now a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Felicia Wong, president and CEO, Roosevelt Institute; Bob Stack, managing director, Washington National Tax, International Tax Group, Deloitte; and Watson McLeish, tax counsel, Tax Executives Institute, Inc. – and they will discuss prospects that Congress will enact the proposals and, if so, their likely effects on the economy, U.S. corporations, and federal revenue.  As part of our discussion, we will take questions from viewers.