Deputy IRS Commissioner Mark Matthews to Join Morgan Lewis

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is has announced that Mark E. Matthews, Deputy Commissioner, Services and Enforcement, of the Internal Revenue Service, will join the firm as a member of the Tax and Litigation practice groups, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Matthews’s extraordinary background and scope of expertise, which spans criminal tax enforcement, civil tax compliance, white collar and anti-money laundering, will enhance the firm’s existing capabilities in tax controversy, including in the tax-exempt arena, and bring new depth to the firm’s cross-disciplinary team approach to corporate investigations and litigation.

“Mark is an exciting addition to the firm’s strong tax controversy practice, led by Miriam Fisher in DC and anchored on the West Coast by recent addition Bill Colgin in Palo Alto,” said Gary Wilcox, head of the firm’s Tax Practice. “Mark’s expertise dovetails perfectly with the group’s vision of providing integrated controversy, policy and planning advice to our large multinational clients who are regularly on IRS audit.”

Jack Dodds, who heads Morgan Lewis’s Corporate Investigations and White Collar Practice said, “We are pleased to welcome Mark as our partner after such a distinguished career in Government service. Mark further adds to the strength and global coverage of the firm’s white collar practice – expanded recently by high-profile additions such as Leslie Caldwell and others from the Enron Task Force in New York and San Francisco, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Holston and his colleagues in Philadelphia, and now including more than a dozen partners in offices around the world.”

Mr. Matthews has served as Deputy IRS Commissioner since October 2003, overseeing a period of unprecedented growth in enforcement activity. He has been responsible for the IRS’s four civil operating divisions, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Office of Professional Responsibility, which regulates tax practitioner ethics. Mr. Matthews was previously Global Co-Head of Anti-Money Laundering at Deutsche Bank and, prior to that, was Chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, the agency’s investigative and law enforcement arm, renowned for its expertise in investigating financial crime, including tax, money laundering, narcotics and terrorism-related matters.

Mr. Matthews’s other high-level government positions include Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, where he lead the Department’s criminal tax enforcement program, and Senior Advisor to the Treasury Department’s Assistant Secretary for Enforcement, where he was Director of the Treasury Department’s Anti-Money Laundering Task Force. Mr. Matthews has also been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and ultimately Deputy Chief of that office’s Criminal Division, as well as Special Assistant to William H. Webster, first at the FBI and then at the CIA.

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