Washington, D.C. – Rachel Partain, an Of Counsel of Caplin & Drysdale, has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2012 Nolan Fellowship awarded by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation to a select group of outstanding young tax lawyers across the nation. The Nolan Fellows were awarded at the ABA Tax Section Midyear Meeting in San Diego on February 18, 2012. This fellowship program was named after the late Jack Nolan. Mr. Nolan served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy and as Chair of the Section, and distinguished himself through his high-profile tax reform initiatives.
Ms. Partain has been with Caplin & Drysdale since 2011, and assists clients with their civil tax disputes. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced tax controversy and litigation at an international law firm. An active member of the ABA Tax Section since 2006, Ms. Partain presently serves as Chair of the Current Developments Subcommittee of the Court Procedure & Practice Committee.
"I am very honored to receive the Nolan Fellowship," said Ms. Partain. "The ABA Tax Section enables its members to refine their practice and leadership skills and to discuss recent developments and trends, which allows practitioners to provide the best service to our clients."
"The section is fortunate to have an extremely talented and committed group of young tax professionals among our members," said William M. Paul, Section Chair. "We were pleased to select six awardees who represent the best and brightest in our organization and the profession."
One of six awardees, Ms. Partain's one-year fellowship will include the waiver of meeting registration fees, a small stipend and assistance with travel to Tax Section meetings.
Ms. Partain received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and LL.M. in tax from New York University School of Law. She practices in the New York office.
Ms. Partain is the second Caplin attorney in three years to receive this prestigious honor from the Section of Taxation, following Niles Elber, who was named a Nolan Fellow in 2009.