The 2024 Fogel Lecture Tax Regulators, Mount Up!: How Tax Policy is Taking Over, For Better and Worse

Featuring Tom West ‘99, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 
Klein Hall Room 2B  

About the event

The Fogel Lecture brings to the Law School current or former high-ranking government officials in Tax. This year’s Lecturer is Tom West (‘99), the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) at the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy, and a Temple Law School graduate. Mr. West will offer an insider’s perspective on the increasingly important role of the tax code in advancing policy priorities, and the corresponding impact that tax regulations have on the everyday lives of both individual and business taxpayers.  


Tom West

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, United States Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy

Tom West is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy at the United States Treasury Department, having previously held the positions of Tax Legislative Counsel, and Acting Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy. Mr. West has extensive experience in the private sector as well, having advised clients on tax policy and regulatory matters at both law firms and accounting firms. He holds a JD from Temple Law School and an LL.M. (Tax) from Georgetown University Law Center. 



About The Frank and Rose Fogel Lecture 

The Frank and Rose Fogel Lectureship was established in 1987 through a bequest from Frank Fogel (Class of 1923) to support public lectures on general legal topics. Since 2011, it has provided an opportunity for students to hear first-hand from leading tax policymakers, tax administration, and judges working on some of the most pressing tax issues of the day.