Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents Pam Olson

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Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents Pam Olson

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Monday, February 26, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom (3rd Floor)

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The Richard C. Pugh Lecture Series is proud to welcome Pam Olson to campus Monday, February 26 at 4pm.

About the Speaker

Pam Olson is the US Deputy Tax Leader and Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) Practice Leader of PwC. In this role, she leads a team of former senior government officials, policy advisers and prominent law-firm partners.
Prior to joining PwC, Ms. Olson was Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the US Department of the Treasury and head of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s Washington Tax Practice. She has significant experience representing clients in a broad range of matters — including IRS controversies; private-letter ruling requests, proposed regulations, and other administrative guidance; and in Congressional investigations. She regularly advises clients on tax and Social Security reform, legislative matters and the structuring of transactions. Ms. Olson received her B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. from the University of Minnesota.


The Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture

The Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy brings a distinguished practitioner, judge or government official who has played a significant role in shaping U.S. and international tax policy to the law school each year to discuss current and developing tax law and policy trends.

The endowed lecture was established in 2009 in honor of the long and illustrious career of USD's Professor of Law Emeritus Richard Crawford Pugh. Before coming to USD, Pugh was a professor at Columbia Law School, a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general (Tax Division), and a partner at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

  • Registration

    This event is free, and registration is required. A reception will follow at 5pm in the Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room (2nd Floor).

  • MCLE

    The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Board of California-approved MCLE provider and is currently evaluating credits for this activity.


  • Parking

    The event will take place in the Grace Courtroom of Warren Hall at the University of San Diego. To get to Warren Hall, please enter through the east/main entrance on Alcala Parkway and park in the structure located slightly to the right of the kiosk. Warren Hall is the third building on your left as you walk west towards campus.

    Visitors are required to pay for parking on campus. Rates are as follows:

    • 30 minutes - $0.75
    • 1 hour - $1.50
    • 2 hour - $3
    • 4 hours - $4
    • Full Day - $8

    Please note your vehicle license plate number as USD operates as a pay-by-plate system. You will need this information as you pay at the pay station.

Pam Olson

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