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American College of Tax Counsel Inducts White Collar Principal Peter Hardy as a Fellow
Fellows chosen by peers in recognition of outstanding reputations and contributions in the field of tax law
June 3, 2014
The American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC) has inducted Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Principal Peter D. Hardy as a Fellow of the College. The ACTC is a not-for-profit professional association of tax lawyers in private practice, in law school teaching positions, and in government who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession. Fellows are chosen by their peers in recognition of their outstanding reputations and contributions in the field of tax law, and is governed by a Board of Regents consisting of one Regent from each federal judicial circuit and two regents at large.
Following his formal nomination, Mr. Hardy was selected by the ACTC's Board of Regents based on clear demonstration of the criteria for Fellows of the College, including:
- Licensed to practice law for at least 15 years
- Demonstrated a high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax law, including: active involvement in the work of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association or holding office in tax committees or sections of regional, state and local bar associations; active involvement in planning and/or speaking at tax seminars or programs which are national, regional or statewide in scope; and significant legal writing and/or teaching in the field of taxation.
Mr. Hardy counsels and defends corporations, directors, officers, managers, professionals and others, across a broad spectrum of industries, which may face allegations of business-related or other misconduct. He has significant experience in complex criminal matters at the investigative, trial, and appellate levels. He also has focused legal knowledge and experience in tax fraud, voluntary disclosures to the IRS, financial institution crime, money laundering, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, identity theft, public corruption, and allegations of civil fraud. Mr. Hardy is also the author of a national treatise entitled Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation (Bloomberg BNA 2010), a comprehensive analysis of the legal, strategic and pragmatic issues that can arise during every stage of such cases.