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ABF Executive Director Elected as Fellow to the American College of Tax Counsel

April 25, 2018, ABF news

CHICAGO, April 25, 2018 — Executive Director of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), Ajay K. Mehrotra, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC). Mehrotra was one of 16 new fellows nominated and elected to the ACTC in 2018 at the College's February 9 meeting in San Diego, California. 

The ACTC is a nonprofit professional association of tax attorneys. Established in 1981, the ACTC's mission is to improve the U.S. tax system.  Fellows of the College are tax lawyers working in private law firms and in house legal departments, teaching tax in law schools, or working in federal or state revenue agencies. Membership in the ACTC is “an honor reserved for those at the top of their chosen profession,” according to a press release issued by the College on April 22.

The honor distinguishes Mehrotra as among the top tax attorneys in the U.S. and recognizes him for his extraordinary professional achievements, substantial contributions and his dedication to improving the profession of tax law. In addition to serving as ABF Executive Director, Mehrotra is an ABF research professor,  a professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and an affiliated professor of history at Northwestern University. His scholarship and teaching is focused on legal history and tax law with a particular emphasis on the relationship between taxation and American state formation in historical and comparative contexts.

“It is a great honor to be elected into the American College of Tax Counsel," Mehrotra said. "The College has long played an important role in informing tax policy and helping improve our tax system.  It is a great privilege to join this august group of tax lawyers and academics.”

Mehrotra received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. He is the author of Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929 (published by Cambridge University Press in 2013), which received the 2014 Best Book Award from the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. Mehrotra is also co-editor of The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective and has authored numerous articles in law reviews and scholarly journals. 

The Chicago Evening Post and seattlepi (Hearst Seattle Media) covered the ACTC's announcement of its new fellows on April 22, 2018. 

Posted by Danielle Gensburg

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