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Christopher Rizek Discusses U.S. Tax Court Judge Lauber with Bloomberg Law

November 28, 2018, Bloomberg Law, Daily Tax Report

U.S. Tax Court Judge Albert G. Lauber is known for two things: a love of French sauces and rulings in high-profile transfer pricing cases. . . . Lauber, who joined the court in 2013, is known for speed and willingness to tackle some of the court's most complex cases. And he's productive, writing more rulings than other judges on the court.

“It doesn't surprise me in the slightest that he has been able to put out the most number of opinions,” said Christopher Rizek, a member at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, where Lauber was a partner from 1988 to 2005. Rizek has known Lauber for 20 years.

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This type of mentorship also comes into play in the courtroom when “he pushes the parties to frame an issue in a way that is conducive to getting to the right answer,” Rizek said.

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Excerpt taken from the article “Meet Judge Lauber: U.S. Tax Court’s Most Prolific Member” by Carolina Vargas for Bloomberg Law’s Daily Tax Report.


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