WR Berkley has named Jonathan Talisman as a director, increasing the size of its board to eleven members, and the number of independent directors to nine.
Talisman is a founder and managing partner of Capitol Tax Partners. Before founding that company in 2001 he served as the assistant secretary for tax policy at the US Treasury Department during the Clinton Administration.
He has also served at the Treasury Department as the deputy assistant secretary for tax policy, and the Tax Legislative Counsel as the chief Democratic tax counsel of the Senate Finance Committee, and as legislation counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Talisman currently serves on the board of advisors to the Tax Policy Center, and was chair of the Formation of Tax Policy Committee, American Bar Association Tax Section. He also currently serves as an adjunct tax professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
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