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- served as the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy for the U.S. Treasury Department in the Clinton Administration, with primary responsibility for policy decisions relating to all Federal tax matters, including all of the President's budget proposals, other legislation, regulatory guidance, and tax treaties. He directly advised the President, the Secretary of the Treasury and other senior administration officials on matters of tax policy and legislative strategy.
- previously served at Treasury as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy and the Tax Legislative Counsel.
- served as the Chief Democratic Tax Counsel of the Senate Finance Committee
- served as Legislation Counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation, where his responsibilities included developing and analyzing legislative proposals, helping to draft bill language, and writing tax legislative history.
- worked in the Washington office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld from 1984 to 1992, where he specialized in transactional tax planning.
- testified before Congress on numerous occasions and has spoken frequently to business and legal groups.
- serves on the Board of Directors of the Tax Policy Center and previously served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Formation of Tax Policy Committee.
- serves on the Board of Directors of the Musical Theater Center and previously served on the Board of the Green Acres School.
- serves as an adjunct tax professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
- selected as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in government relations and tax law, as a leading lawyer in government relations by Legal Times, and one of the five top tax lobbyists in Washington by Tax Notes magazine
- holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and has been admitted as a certified public accountant in Maryland.