Arlene Fitzpatrick joins EY Washington in the National Tax Department’s International Tax Services group

 In Ernst Young, EY, Treasury Department

Ernst & Young LLP announced today that Arlene Fitzpatrick, who served as an Attorney Advisor in the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy, has joined the firm as a Principal in the National Tax Department’s International Tax Services group, located in Washington, DC.

As Attorney Advisor, Fitzpatrick helped formulate international tax policy, draft international tax guidance and negotiate income tax treaties. Fitzpatrick was also a Treasury Department representative on a number of Organisation for Economic Co?operation and Development (OECD) working parties, most recently engaged in the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.

“Arlene has spent her career dedicated to providing clarity, practicality, and reasonableness around international tax rules, both in government and in the private sector,” said Michael Mundaca, co-director of the firm’s National Tax Department. “Her knowledge regarding the OECD’s BEPS project will be particularly valuable to our clients who need to prepare for and become engaged in the development of new international tax standards.”

Prior to her four-year tenure with Treasury, Fitzpatrick spent 11 years with Ernst & Young LLP primarily with the International Tax Services group. In that role she was focused on analysing the impact of US income tax treaties and helping clients manage the US taxation of foreign corporations and international reorganizations and restructurings. She also worked with clients on Internal Revenue Service ruling requests.

Fitzpatrick served as an adjunct professor of Law at Georgetown University, has co-authored numerous articles, and was named a John S. Nolan Fellow for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. She earned her Master of Laws from the University of Iowa College of Law as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University College Galway in Ireland. She is a member of the American Bar Association.

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