Professor Genevieve Tokíc Elected as Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel


Genevieve Tokíc, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Tax Program
Genevieve Tokíc, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Tax Program

Professor Genevieve Tokíc, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Tax Program, has been honored as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC). The Fellows of the ACTC constitute an extraordinary group of America’s very best tax attorneys. Membership is reserved for those leaders who have demonstrated “a high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax law” and “have made significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of our tax system.” Fellows may only be elected after nomination by their peers.  Professor Tokíc joins Northwestern Pritzker Law faculty member Ajay Mehrotra, William G. and Virginia K. Karnes Research Professor of Law and an Affiliated Professor of History at Northwestern University, who has been a Fellow since 2018.

“Congratulations to Professor Genevieve Tokíc on this extremely well-deserved honor of being named a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel,” said Dean Hari Osofsky. “We are thrilled for her and are grateful for the important contributions she makes through her leadership as a Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of our Tax Program, teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession.”

The ACTC provides a venue for Fellows to work together to promote sound tax policy and to engage in thoughtful discussion with the government about matters affecting the tax system. In addition, through its affiliated organizations, the American Tax Policy Institute and the Tannenwald Foundation, the College supports public conferences on tax policy issues and encourages the publication of scholarly articles. The College also sponsors the annual Griswold Lecture on Tax Policy, given each winter at the College’s Annual Meeting.

As part of its mission to improve the tax system, the College provides recommendations to Congress and the Internal Revenue Service for improving the nation’s tax laws and the way that they are interpreted and administered, and it provides input into the judicial system by filing “friend of the court” briefs in selected tax cases.

“Our 14 new Fellows bring a range of diversity and tax practice experience to the important work of the College in advancing sound tax policy and effective tax administration,” said Bahar A. Schippel, President of the College, who welcomed the new Fellows at the College’s meeting on May 4, 2024. “We are happy to welcome them into our ranks and look forward to engaging with them on a number of important projects and initiatives that we are working to advance.”

“I am incredibly honored to join such an esteemed group of tax professionals, and I’m really looking forward to assisting in the important work of the ACTC,” said Tokíc. “There are several people to whom I am deeply grateful for supporting my nomination, but I am especially thankful to Professor of Practice Emeritus, Herb Beller, who initially encouraged my nomination as a fellow and introduced me to so many people through my work with the Tannenwald Foundation.”

Prior to joining the Tax Program faculty, Professor Tokić practiced in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP and in the tax group of McDermott Will & Emery’s Chicago office. Her practice focused on international tax planning and advising multinational corporations on cross-border transactions. Professor Tokić has also held tenure-track teaching positions at Northern Illinois University College of Law and Texas Tech University School of Law. She has co-authored a casebook on international taxation and has published numerous articles in tax journals and law reviews.