Garrett L. Brodeur has been named to a one-year term on the ABA Tax Section’s Diversity in the Profession Committee (“DIPC”), effective September 1, 2023.
The DIPC was established in 2018 as a general advisory group to promote and steer initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) within the Tax Section. As Vice-Chair for Diversity, Membership & Inclusion, Kostelanetz partner Caroline D. Ciraolo has implemented a number of initiatives including the Section’s Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship Program, which is a three-year program that seeks to identify, engage, and infuse historically underrepresented individuals into the Section; create a more accessible, equitable, and inclusive pathway into Section leadership; and support the expansion, diversification, and inclusiveness of the tax profession to create a space and sense of belonging for those looking to become involved with the Section.
The DIPC is transitioning from its advisory role to a Committee tasked with specific and important work in aid of the Vice-Chair and in furtherance of the Section’s DEI objectives. In addition to the Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship and other important developments, the Section is about to implement a new and revised DEI Plan and embark on other projects, such as outreach to law schools and enhanced DEI-related communication and programming.
Brodeur’s practice at Kostelanetz focuses on matters involving federal and state tax controversies, digital assets, and white collar criminal defense. In addition to joining the DIPC, Brodeur will continue serving as one of 16 attorney mentors in the ABA Tax Section’s Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship Program.