Today, the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation will present the 2015 Kenneth H. Liles Award to Shirley D. Peterson, former Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Tax Division, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and former partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP.  The Kenneth H. Liles Award is the Section's highest honor and is awarded to an individual practitioner whose career has exemplified the highest standards of tax practice and has made significant contributions to federal tax policy and the administration and functioning of the tax system.