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President Obama Nominates Cary Douglas Pugh to the United States Tax Court

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama announced today his intent to nominate Cary Douglas Pugh as a Judge to the United States Tax Court.

“Cary has demonstrated unwavering integrity and a firm commitment to public service throughout her career,” said President Obama.  “I am proud to nominate her to serve on the United States Tax Court.”

Cary Douglas Pugh, Nominee for Judge, United States Tax Court

Cary Douglas Pugh is currently Counsel in the tax department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, L.L.P., a position she has held since 2005. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Pugh was the Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. From 1999 to 2002, Ms. Pugh served as Tax Counsel for the Senate Committee on Finance, where she was responsible for advising committee members on individual and corporate tax issues. Ms. Pugh was an associate at Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. from 1995 to 1999 and Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Jackson L. Kiser on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia from 1994 to 1995. Ms. Pugh received a B.A. from Duke University, an M.A. from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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