Larry Gibbs Receives Federal Bar Association Taxation Section Honor

Liles Award Recognizes Significant Service and Contributions to Tax Law

Washington D.C., March 6, 2007 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that Larry B. Gibbs, a member in the firm’s Tax Department, has been selected to receive the 2007 Kenneth H. Liles Award for Distinguished Service from the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Section of Taxation.

The Kenneth H. Liles award is presented by the FBA Section of Taxation annually to recognize individuals for outstanding service and dedication to tax policy and administration, as well as their contributions to the bar and the legal profession. Ken Liles founded the modern day Federal Bar Association Section of Taxation and helped to establish its high standards for service to the Federal Bar, as well as education and policy work. Past recipients of the award include present and former Commissioners of the Internal Revenue Service, Chief Counsels for the Internal Revenue Service, Assistant Secretaries for Tax Policy at the Treasury, Federal Judges, Chiefs of Staff from the Congressional Joint Committee of Taxation, and officials from the Justice Department. Gibbs will be recognized March 9 in a ceremony following the FBA’s Section of Taxation annual Tax Law Conference at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building.

“Larry has made a lifetime commitment to the practice of law that can be seen through his high standards of professional competence and ethical conduct,” said Samuel Maruca, Chair emeritus of Miller & Chevalier. “We are pleased that the FBA Section of Taxation has recognized him for his extraordinary dedication to the field of tax law, and we all congratulate him on this honor.”

“This is a wonderful accolade for Larry, and is well deserved," added Kevin Kenworthy, Chair of the firm’s Tax Department. “He has provided outstanding service and has made significant contributions to the tax community through his time spent as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, his involvement in several tax organizations and his commitment to the clients he represents at the firm.”

Gibbs has a general tax practice in which he counsels large corporations and other businesses on how to solve their domestic and international tax problems, including those involving planning, compliance and controversy matters, administrative and legislative matters, and litigation.

He served as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from August 1986 to March 1989 and was a recipient of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Alexander Hamilton Award and the Tax Executives Institute's Distinguished Service Award. As Commissioner, Gibbs was responsible for administering the U.S. federal tax system, including the audits, collection and criminal investigation functions, as well as representing the Internal Revenue Service before the Administration, U.S. Congress, international tax officials, state tax authorities, the media, and the public.

Gibbs is presently a member of the Tax Foundation Policy Committee; the American Tax Policy Institute Board; the American College of Tax Counsel; the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; the American Law Institute; and the Committees on Government Relations, Formulation of Tax Policy, Administrative Practice, and Corporate Tax of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association. He is a Trustee of the Southern Federal Tax Institute and a member of the Advisory Board of Tax Management.

Gibbs holds an LL.B. from the University of Texas Law School (1963) and a B.A. from Yale University (1960).

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