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Coffee Chat with Catherine Livingston

We're having a coffee chat on Wednesday, March 5, from 3:30-4:30pm in 40 Ashmun room A005.

Cathy Livingston, former Health Care Counsel to the IRS and all-around ACA expert, will be at YLS to meet with students. She's had a diverse range of experiences in the public and private sectors, and she's happy to talk with students about the substantive matters she's worked on or offer professional advice for those considering similar paths.

Cathy Livingston is a leading authority on the Affordable Care Act. She has in-depth knowledge of the multitude of tax provisions contained in the act, including the employer coverage requirement, the individual coverage requirement, the premium tax credit, insurance reforms, insurer fees, the medical device excise tax, and new requirements for tax-exempt hospitals.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, Cathy was Health Care Counsel in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel where she served as principal legal advisor to IRS senior leadership on all aspects of the Affordable Care Act and its implementation. She was instrumental in advising the IRS team building the systems and operational protocols needed to integrate tax subsidies and tax information with the new system of health insurance exchanges and to incorporate the individual coverage requirement in the tax filing system. She worked closely with the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services in all aspects of Affordable Care Act implementation. She also worked closely with the Department of Justice on the cases challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act from the district courts through the Supreme Court. Prior to working on the Affordable Care Act, Cathy supervised all IRS legal work with respect to tax-exempt organizations, employment taxes, and government entities.

Cathy also served at the Office of Tax Policy at the Treasury Department where she handled matters affecting tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving.