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I maintain an international practice, focusing on white collar criminal defense and investigations, with an emphasis on tax matters. I represent individuals and entities facing some of the government's most complex investigations and prosecutions. My clients, regardless of where in the world they reside or do business, rely on my intimate knowledge of the U.S. justice system, my strong connections, and my sound judgment, to guide them through their most difficult challenges.
I spent more than a decade as both a federal and a state prosecutor, developing a particular expertise in criminal tax enforcement. I supervised more than 30 federal prosecutors and oversaw criminal tax enforcement for a region covering 22 states. I am a veteran trial lawyer, having conducted 35 solo jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 50%
    10 years
  2. Tax: 25%
    10 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 25%
    14 years

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1050 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC, 20036


DCActive 201305/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Outstanding AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice2010
Outstanding AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice2009
Special Commendation AwardUnited States Department of Justice2008
Special Act or Service AwardUnited States Department of Justice2007
Order of the CoifUniversity of Virginia School of Law1999
Editorial BoardUniversity of Virginia Law Review1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CounselBaker & Hostetler LLP2012 - Present
Assistant ChiefUnited States Department Of Justice, Tax Division2011 - 2012
Counsel to the Deputy Assistant Attorney GeneralUnited States Department Of Justice, Tax Division2010 - 2011
Trial AttorneyUnited States Department Of Justice, Tax Division2005 - 2010
Assistant Commonwealth's AttorneyFairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office2001 - 2005
Law ClerkUnited States District Court1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Asian Bar Association of North AmericaN/AN/A
International Association of ProsecutorsN/AN/A
American Bar Association, International Law SectionN/AN/A
International Bar Association, Taxation SectionN/AN/A
International Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeN/AN/A
International Fiscal AssociationN/AN/A
American College of Tax CounselFellowN/A
Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Federal Bar Association, Taxation SectionN/AN/A
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime CommitteeN/AN/A
American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties CommitteeN/AN/A
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering SpecialistsN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. John DoeGuilty plea to one misdemeanor count of failure to file a tax return.
Commonwealth of Virginia v. John DoePleaded guilty to 5 misdemeanor counts of failure to pay over employment taxes
Offshore Voluntary DisclosureSuccessfully resolved tax issues
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Publication nameTitleDate
BakerHostetler Client AlertThe IRS Turns Up the Heat on Hedge Fund-Backed Reinsurance2015
Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial InstitutionsThe 2013 U.S. Department of Justice Program for Swiss Banks-No Easy Choices2014
American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice magazineDOJ and IRS Use ‘Carrot ‘n Stick’ to Enforce Global Tax Laws2014
Tax NotesFCPA and FATCA: The Odd Couple of Anti-Corruption2013
Business Crimes BulletinCompete or Enforce2013
Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax ReportWhy Holders of Foreign Bank Accounts Need to Worry2012
Global Tax Enforcement BlogOngoing Tax Series2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of VirginiaGovernment and Foreign AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Global Intellectual Property ConventionFinancial Transparency, Intellectual Property, and the New Era of Global Tax Enforcement2015
Federal Bar Association Tax Law ConferenceLife of a Criminal Tax Case: Litigation2015
Tax Executives Institute SeminarFATCA for Multi-Nationals2014
American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Fall MeetingStatutes of Limitations in Offshore Civil and Criminal Tax Cases2014
American Bar Association Tax Section Fall MeetingStatutes of Limitations in International Civil and Criminal Tax Cases2014
American Bar Association Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy MeetingOffshore Accounts – Keeping It Civil2014
American Bar Association Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy MeetingKeeping Civil Audits from Becoming Criminal2014
Federal Bar Association Tax Law ConferenceCriminal Tax Process2013
American Bar Association Tax Section Fall MeetingMoney Laundering in Tax Evasion Cases2012