Heather Maloy joins EY’s National Tax Department as Tax Controversy Leader


Ernst & Young has announced  that Heather Maloy, currently the IRS Commissioner for the Large Business & International (LB&I) Division, will join the National Tax Department as Tax Controversy Leader.

“Tax controversy continues to grow in importance as US and foreign tax administrators focus on the activities of US companies,” said Michael Mundaca, co-leader of the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP. “Heather’s background and experience, both at the IRS and in the private sector, will enable her to advise clients to ensure they are able to proactively anticipate and address both the procedural and technical aspects of tax issues.”

While serving as the LB&I Commissioner, Maloy was responsible for driving innovative resolution approaches to compliance matters, including reinvigorating the Industry Issue Resolution Program, making the IRS’s Compliance Assurance Program permanent and providing examiners with guidance on important technical topics.

In addition to her most recent role, Maloy has a deep and varied history of service at the IRS, having worked in the Office of Chief Counsel as the leader of the Income Tax & Accounting and the Passthroughs & Special Industries divisions. She also has significant private-sector experience, most recently at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where she represented clients in both examinations and appeals on IRS tax controversy matters with regard to complex issues of corporate, partnership, S corporation, individual and international income taxation.

Maloy earned her BBA in Accounting from Emory University, her JD from Cornell University Law School, and her LLM in Taxation from the University of FloridaCollege Of Law – where she also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor.


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