Speeches

  • At the ACT Community Center, on Shabbat Shushan Purim, Viva spoke on women and leadership Working together, we can redeem the world ACT 2021
  • At the 2021 Australian Association of Jewish Studies conference in Canberra, Jews As Active Citizens, Viva Hammer spoke on Birthing a nation: Jewish women as citizen makers https://aajs2021.sched.com/event/haaO/jewish-women-as-active-citizens
  • At Rosh Pina in DC, http://roshpinadc.org/ Viva Hammer gave a farewell address Farewell to my American community VH 2018-8-11
  • At JOFA’s Voices of Change conference New York December 2013 http://www.jofa.org/2013conference Viva Hammer spoke on the Here, Queer & Machmir panel JOFA Conference Speech 2013
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  • Viva Hammer’s testimony before Congress on the taxation of financial products; should be watched from minute 35 onwards  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHcuywX84kQ&feature=youtu.be
  • Viva Hammer joins Reuven Hammer and Jacquie Seemann at a Mandelbaum House symposium on women in Judaism http://learning.mandelbaum.usyd.edu.au/event/professor-reuven-hammer/
  • Viva Hammer’s speech at her son’s  Bar Mitzva Bar Mitzva speech Viva3
  • “International Taxation – Financial Products Issues,” Tax Executives Institute – Baltimore-  Washington Chapter’s Ninth Annual Tax Education Day, Bethesda, November 2009
  • “Taxes, Audits and How to Be Prepared,” Associated Builders and Contractors Institute, Orlando, October 2009
  • “Tiering process, tiered issues, and resolution strategies,” Tax Executives Institute – New York Chapter Ninth Annual Conference, New York, October 2009
  • “Derivatives Regulation: Tax Implications,” American Bar Association, Chicago, September 2009
  • “Developments in Financial Instruments, Hedges and Swaps,” Insurance Tax Seminar, Federal Bar Association, Washington, D.C., May 2009
  • “Issuing or Amending Your Debt? Beware the Taxman! Tax Pitfalls in Issuing or Amending Debt during the Credit Crisis” Association of Financial Professionals, Webinar, April 2009, speech received highest ranking from participants of all AFP seminars for the period
  • “Unresolved Financial Product Issues Arising from the Credit Crisis,” Federal Bar Association, Washington, D.C., March 2009
  • “Tax Planning Strategies for Derivative Financial Products,” Strafford Publications, Washington, D.C., March 2009
  • Created series of public events on Credit Derivatives
  • “Credit Default Swaps: Exploring the Controversy”
  • Webinar: “Litigation and Bankruptcy,” November 20, 2008
  • Seminar: “Market Forces, Litigation, Regulation, Accounting and Tax,” New York, December 2008
  • “Credit Derivatives: Eye of the Storm,” American Bar Association, New Orleans, January 2009
  • “Unsolved Problems in the Taxation of Credit Derivatives,” American Bar Association, New Orleans, January 2009
  • “Credit Derivatives: Eye of the Storm,” Foundation for Accounting Education, New York, NY, January 2009
  • “The Growing Hotbed of Activity in Financial Product Audits; Current Issues Involving Derivatives, Hybrid Instruments and Hedging of Interest Rate, Foreign Currency and Commodity Price Risks,” Crowell & Moring Tax Audit Seminar, Washington, DC, September 2008
  • “Unrelated Business Income Tax and Credit Derivatives,” Opalesque Inaugural Series of Hedge Fund Workshops, Yale Club, New York, July 2008
  • “Big Changes for Munis and the Interest Deduction? the People’s Savings case: How much of a revolution is the PSB case in the way we think about banks getting interest deductions and owning munis?” American Bar Association, Washington, DC, May 2008
  • “Taxation of Derivatives 101,” Financial Research Associates, Princeton Club, New York, April 2008
  • Moderator, Investment Management Current Developments Panel and Moderator, Banking Current Developments Panel, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, January 2008
  • “Tax Legislative Initiatives Targeted at Investment Partnerships,” Investment Partnership Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education, New York, October 2007
  • “How Should a Corporation Strategically Review its Capital Markets and Financial Activities?”
  • Managing Tax Audits & Appeals, Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC, October 2007
  • “A Primer on Aviation Taxes,” 12th Annual Corporate Aircraft Transactions, Strategic Research Institute, New York, July 2007.
  • Investment Management Current Developments Panel, esp. discussion of carried interests, American Bar Association, Washington, DC, May 2007
  • “The Action/Reaction Cycle to Financial Products Innovation,” The Intersection of Taxes and Investing, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University Solomon Center, New York, NY, April 2007, with Edward D. Kleinbard
  • “Accrual of Interest on Nonperforming Loans,” “Commodity Investments by Mutual Funds and Other Current Developments,” American Bar Association, San Diego, February 2006
  • “Washington Developments,” Foundation for Accounting Education, New York, 2001-2006
  • “Credit Default Swaps,” DC Bar Association, Washington, DC, May 2005
  • “Current Developments in Financial Products,” American Bar Association, Washington, DC, May 2005, and San Francisco, CA, September 2005
  • Address to Investment Management Committee; “ECAPS,” American Bar Association, San Diego, January 2005
  • “Foreign Currency Options,” American Bar Association, Orlando, FL, January 2004
  • “Financial Products Update,” Foundation for Accounting Education, New York, January 2004
  • “FELINE PRIDES and Similar Products,” American Bar Association, Chicago, September 2003
  • “Prides and Other Hot Issues,” DC Bar Association, Washington, DC, September 2003
  • “Current Issues in Financial Products,” Wall Street Tax Association, Washington, DC, June 2003
  • Financial Products,” Federal Bar Association, Washington, DC, June 2003
  • “Financing Techniques Using Debt and Forward Contract Investment Units,” American Bar Association, Washington, DC, May 2003
  • “DECS, STRYPES Ruling,” American Bar Association, San Antonio, January 2003
  • “Modifications of Non-Debt Financial Instruments,” “Partnership Options,” American Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2002
  • “Hedging Regulations,” American Bar Association, Washington, DC, May 2002
  • Luncheon speech to financial group at American Bar Association, New Orleans, LA, January 2002
  • “Current Financial Product Issues,” DC Bar Association, Washington, DC, January 2002
  • “Hedging Regulations,” “Notional Principal Contracts,” American Bar Association, Washington, DC, May 2001
  • “Tax Cut Proposals,” and “Views from the Hill and Pennsylvania Avenue,” Tax Coalition Issues Forum, The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA, April 2001
  • “Monetization Techniques,” DC Bar Association, Washington, DC, January 2001
  • “Tax and Credit Derivatives,” Credit Derivatives Conference, IBFD, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 2000
  • “Use of Derivatives in Corporate Tax Planning,” Derivatives Tax Planning Conference, Information Management Network, New York, December 1999
  • “Financial Products:  The Customer’s Perspective,” Bank Tax Institute, Orlando, December 1998
  • “Energy Price Risk Management,” Electric and Gas Issues Forum, New York, December 1998
  • “New Financial Products and Tax Implications,” Bank Tax Institute, Orlando, December 1997
  • “U.S. Tax and the E.M.U.,” U.S. Council for International Business, Washington, DC, November 1997
  • “Maximizing Foreign Tax Credit Benefits,” Council for International Tax Education, New York, October 1997
  • “Taxation of Capital Markets Transactions,” Tax Select, Houston, October 1996