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On Tax

On Tax brings together professionals in the Cravath network for conversations about their life and work in the world of tax. Hosted by Cravath partner Len Teti, the show focuses on the often-forgotten human side of tax, highlighting the people, connections and stories that make the space such a fascinating and dynamic area of practice. Learn more about On Tax at cravath.com/podcast. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is a premier U.S. law firm that has been at the center of many of the world’s most significant transactions and disputes for more than two centuries. Learn more about the Firm at cravath.com, and explore its bicentennial at 200.cravath.com. (On Tax is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and does not establish an attorney-client relationship between any person or entity and Cravath.) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Mike Lane of Slaughter and May

Mike Lane is the head of the Tax Department at London-based law firm Slaughter and May. Mike recalls wanting to be a Royal Air Force pilot growing up before deciding to pursue his law degree. In the Season 1 finale of On Tax, he talks to Cravath partner Len Teti about how training as a lawyer in the U.K. differs from the U.S. legal education, as well as how he encourages young associates in his Department to take ownership of their matters as an important part of their training. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Josh Gordon of IBM

Josh Gordon is the Vice President, Finance - Controller for IBM Americas. After receiving his law degree, Josh started working as a tax associate at PwC while completing his LLM part-time at NYU School of Law. In this episode of On Tax, he talks to Cravath partner Len Teti about the many crossroads he has faced in his career, as well as the opportunities his mentors encouraged him to pursue along the way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Kiran Sheffrin of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Kiran Sheffrin is a senior attorney in Cravath’s Tax Department. In this episode of On Tax, she talks to Cravath partner and colleague Len Teti about how she has always wanted to be a lawyer; the opportunities she pursued while a student at Brooklyn Law School; and how she has embraced her role as a mentor, guiding junior associates much in the same way that she was brought up at the Firm. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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David Dubner of Goldman Sachs

David Dubner is a Partner and Managing Director, and the Global Head of M&A Structuring in the Investment Bank at Goldman Sachs. After receiving his law degree, David spent several years as a tax associate at Cravath before moving to the New Products group at Goldman Sachs in the mid-2000s. In this episode of On Tax, David talks to host Len Teti about how he decided to take his first steps out of law and into corporate finance, as well as the current trends he is seeing across M&A, including SPAC transactions, in his practice today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

25 May 2021

Rank #4

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Lisa Siders of Natura &Co

Lisa Siders is the Vice President of Tax at Natura &Co. After receiving both her MBA and her law degree, Lisa was recruited to Deloitte’s comprehensive tax solutions program and later pursued opportunities at EY and Praxair before moving to Avon, which was acquired by Natura &Co in 2019. In this episode of On Tax, she talks to host Len Teti about why she treats everyone she works with as a client, and how she has built and maintained professional relationships throughout her career. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

11 May 2021

Rank #5

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Jason Weinstein of Amazon

Jason Weinstein is the Director of Tax Planning and Policy at Amazon. Jason grew up in New Jersey and, after college, worked in the governor’s office before attending the University of Michigan Law School. In this episode of On Tax, he talks to host Len Teti about his decision to move across the country from a New York City law firm to his current in-house position at Amazon in Seattle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

27 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Larry Pasini of Pasini Law

Larry Pasini is the founder of Pasini Law LLC. A born and raised New Yorker, Larry grew up in Queens before receiving full scholarships to attend Fordham and St. John’s Law. In this episode of On Tax, he talks to host Len Teti about his experiences at three of the top law firms in New York City, including Cravath, and his decision to start his own law practice in 2017. Learn more about On Tax at cravath.com/podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Alyson Lawrence of Johnson & Johnson

Alyson Lawrence is Vice President, Tax Planning and Counsel, at Johnson & Johnson. A third-generation CPA, Alyson grew up on a peach farm in southern New Jersey before she attended Georgetown and UVA Law. In this episode of On Tax, she talks to host Len Teti about her experiences at a Big Four accounting firm and as an associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C. before turning to an in-house position at J&J. Learn more about On Tax at cravath.com/podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Steve Gordon of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Steve Gordon served as Head or Co-Head of Cravath’s Tax Department from 2000 through 2020. In this episode of On Tax, he talks to host and fellow Cravath partner Len Teti about the many different paths people take into tax law, how his interest in transactional work led him to the tax practice at Cravath—where high-profile M&A and other corporate transactions are a cornerstone—and the collaborative, trusting culture he worked to cultivate in his years leading the Firm’s Tax Department. Learn more about On Tax at cravath.com/podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

13 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Welcome to On Tax – A Cravath Podcast

This season, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP partner and host Len Teti speaks to guests including Alyson Lawrence of Johnson & Johnson, who says she was “born to be a tax lawyer”; Jason Weinstein of Amazon, who tells us about his decision to move across the country to Seattle from his job at a New York law firm; and Larry Pasini of Pasini Law, who had stints at three of the top law firms in New York City before he started his own practice in 2017. Tune in as the episodes with these guests and more are released, and learn more about On Tax at cravath.com/podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1min

2 Apr 2021

Rank #10