December 8, 2020 | Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Tax
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
As EY Global Tax Innovation Leader, Jeff leads teams to discover, design and commercialize new tax services and technology platforms.
He works with teams to drive innovation through test-and-learn patterns and acceleration initiatives, while implementing programs to enhance our innovation brand and promote a culture of innovation within EY.
Jeff also hosts the EY Better Innovation podcast series, which features interviews with innovation thought leaders across all industries and explores stories of how innovation is reshaping and transforming business in an inextricably digital world.
Having started his career with EY over 25 years ago, he has more than two decades of state, local and indirect tax experience.
Jeff received a BSc in Accounting from Iona College, a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and an LLM in Taxation from the Boston University School of Law.
Sarah Lawsky is Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She teaches or has taught federal income tax, corporate tax, partnership tax, tax policy, tax deals, and contracts. Her research focuses on tax law and on the application of formal logic and artificial intelligence to the law.
Prior to joining Northwestern Pritzker in 2016, Lawsky taught at UC Irvine School of Law and George Washington University Law School, and as an adjunct in NYU’s tax LL.M. program. Before beginning her teaching career, she practiced tax law in New York.
Lawsky received her B.A. from the University of Chicago, her J.D. from Yale Law School, her LL.M. in tax from NYU School of Law, and her Ph.D. in philosophy from the UC Irvine Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science.
Benjamin Alarie, M.A. (Toronto), J.D. (Toronto), LL.M. (Yale) researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision-making. Before joining the Faculty of Law, Professor Alarie was a graduate fellow at Yale Law School (2002-2003) and a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada (2003-2004). Over the years his publications have appeared in numerous academic journals, including the British Tax Review, the Canadian Tax Journal, and the American Business Law Journal. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is coauthor of several editions of Canadian Income Tax Law (LexisNexis) and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for Excellence by the JD class of 2009. Beyond his academic career, Professor Alarie is co-founder and CEO of Blue J Legal and an affiliated faculty member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
President and CEO, Tax Analysts
Cara provides strategic oversight for the direction of Tax Analysts. She has been instrumental in developing strategies 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. Griffith 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 on tax issues, on a variety of technical tax issues as well as the need for transparency in tax administration.
Griffith 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.