IRS Appoints Terri McField as Special Counsel


The Internal Revenue Service announced the appointment of Terri McField to the position of Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel (Legislation) effective May, 29. She will be replacing Clarissa Potter who became the Deputy Chief Counsel in September 2006.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Terri McField join the Office of Chief Counsel,” said Donald L. Korb, IRS Chief Counsel. “Ms. McField’s extensive experience and her substantial knowledge of the legislative process make her an excellent candidate for this position.”

The Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel (Legislation) serves as program manager and senior advisor to the Chief Counsel on a broad array of activities designed to fulfill the Chief Counsel’s responsibilities to prepare, review, and assist in the preparation of proposed legislation, and to provide legal support to the Internal Revenue Service in fulfilling its legislative responsibilities.

Since 2001, McField has served as the Vice President and General Counsel for Black Entertainment Television’s subsidiary, BET Interactive. In this position she was responsible for legal matters pertaining to BET’s internet company. From 1998-2001, McField was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for BET, where she assisted with the company’s legislative and tax matters. Prior to those positions, she worked as a Legislative Tax Counsel to a member of Congress on the House Committee on Ways and Means and served as a Senior Tax Associate at Coopers & Lybrand. She began her tax career as a Revenue Agent for IRS in New Orleans where she obtained her CPA certificate.

McField received her LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, and also earned her J.D., cum laude, from Howard University School of Law. She received her MBA and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of New Orleans.

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