Sunday, May 8, 2011
Clarissa Potter, IRS deputy chief counsel (technical), will step down from that position in June to take a position in the private sector.
News of her departure was first announced in a May 3 internal memorandum sent by IRS Chief Counsel William J. Wilkins. According to that memo, Potter had not decided where in private practice she will go but is "exploring her options and will be spending some time off with her family."
A former professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, Potter told Tax Analysts May 4 that she does not plan to return to academia. "I'm looking at different opportunities," she said.
Potter said her proudest moment during her time with the chief counsel's office was how the office came through the financial crisis. "We were just one part of the whole team, but we were faced with a lot of difficult questions. People here really stepped up and did everything right," she said.
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