The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America's taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service. It's a great place to work and a family-friendly atmosphere.Learn more about this agency
The Office of the Division Counsel (Large Business and International) (LB&I) provides legal services to the LB&I Operating Division on tax matters that involve corporations, subchapter S corporations, partnerships and individuals with substantial assets and complicated legal and accounting issues, in the context of an expanding global environment. The incumbent of this position serves as a legal expert on matters under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Division Counsel (LB&I), acting as consultant to the Division Counsel, Division Counsel Deputies, Area Counsels, and other designated Division Counsel managers. As such, the incumbent performs a variety of duties that involve case or project work for which the incumbent is personally, and often solely, responsible. This work may include complex litigation as well as research, advice, analysis, and review. The incumbent may serve as the lead attorney or as a team member for litigation.
As a Senior Counsel the incumbent of this position:
- Responsible for technical written legal advice on some of the Office’s most complex, important, or novel trial/case/project assignments, particularly those with broad impact or potentially controversial ramifications. Provides legal services and strategies on tax matters that involve corporations, subchapter S corporations, partnerships, and individuals with substantial assets and complicated legal and accounting issues in the context of an expanding global environment. As delegated by the manager, plans, develops, and completes complex legal work products without review and provides technical guidance and review of staff work products. Ensures such products adhere to the Office’s policies and procedures.
- Serves as lead attorney or team member with responsibility for all facets of litigation before the United States Tax Court. This responsibility includes the development and trial of docketed cases including discovery, pretrial motions, stipulations of fact, trial, trial memoranda, and briefs or the review thereof. Works with Department of Justice on complex refund litigation and other litigation matters.
- Uses knowledge of the United States Tax Court Rules of Practice and Procedure and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure related to Discovery and e-Discovery to litigate effectively cases in the United States Tax Court. This includes using litigation technology database review tools to organize, analyze, and retrieve case data for discovery and trial preparation and using trial litigation software to litigate cases.
- Exercises signatory authority on own work and work of others, under the relevant delegated authority. Applies a high level of sophisticated analysis and research to identify and assess approaches. Makes recommendations on behalf of the Office to executives and managers. Interacts with personnel from other LB&I Division Counsel offices, other Counsel Divisions, IRS, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, other Federal agencies, taxpayer's representatives, petitioner's counsel, and/or others on behalf of LB&I to exchange information or coordinate actions to handle and complete assignments. Serves as a tax expert on matters dealing with specialized taxpayer and industry groups.
- Serves as team leader on large-scale LB&I guidance projects, publications, and litigation matters that may include representatives from other LB&I Division Counsel offices, other Counsel Divisions, or IRS. Directs and coordinates work of other team members and oversees all related administrative and logistical matters.
Occasional travel - 5% or greater
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