The conference will be presented by the University of Texas School of Law and the Administrative and Public Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. McCalla will serve as a panel moderator for the topic “Deference to Agency Interpretation of Statutes: Whether, When and How to Give It.” Mr. McCalla and Mr. Moore will present a talk titled “Taxes in Administrative Law.”
Mr. McCalla focuses his practice primarily on administrative law, and he is board certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Throughout his career, he has had several articles published and has spoken frequently on administrative law. Mr. McCalla was named the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the category of Administrative / Regulatory Law (Austin) and is listed in the 2007-2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America under Administrative/Regulatory Law and Insurance Law. He was named a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (2003-2004). In 2002, he was named the “Go to Lawyer in Administrative Law” by Texas Lawyer. Mr. McCalla received his B.B.A. and his LL.B. from the University of Texas, where he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.
Mr. Moore is a tax lawyer whose practice includes compliance; planning and controversy work, with an emphasis on sales tax, franchise tax, insurance premium tax, and local property tax. He also has substantial experience in state tax planning for multi–state business models and regularly provides tax strategy advice relating to mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Moore received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. degree, with honors , from the University of Texas School of Law.