The 2017 Frank and Rose Fogel Lecture
Impressions of a (Reasonably) Newly-Minted Tax Court Judge
Presented By The Honorable Cary D. Pugh, U.S. Tax Court

February 27, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch Provided


Cary D. Pugh

United States Tax Court Judge

The Honorable Cary D. Pugh was appointed to the United States Tax Court by President Obama in 2014, and was confirmed that same year. She has had an illustrious career, which includes public service in all three branches of government, private practice, and academia.

Following graduation from the University of Virginia Law School, Judge Pugh clerked for the Honorable Jackson L. Kiser of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and became an associate at Vinson & Elkins, LLP. She then returned to public service, first in the legislative branch, becoming Tax Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, and then in the executive branch, where she served as Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. Returning to private practice, she served as counsel in the tax department of Skadden, Arps, Meagher, & Flom, LLP.

Judge Pugh has taught in the graduate tax program at Georgetown Law School and has been active in the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, including its governing Council. She is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel and holds a B.A. from Duke University, and an M.A. from Stanford University.