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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tamara Ashford Named Deputy Assistant AG for Appellate and Review

Ashford Tamara W. Ashford (Dewey & LeBoeuf, Washington, D.C.) has been named Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Appellate and Review in the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division (replacing Gil Rothenberg who has served in that capacity on an interim basis since September 2008):

Before joining Dewey & LeBoeuf, Ms. Ashford served as a Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, Large and Mid-Size Business Division (LMSB), at the Internal Revenue Service, and was the U.S. Director for the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre (JITSIC). JITSIC was created in 2004 by the IRS and the tax agencies of the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia (and now includes Japan and China), to supplement the ongoing work of member tax administrations in identifying and curbing cross-border abusive tax avoidance transactions and schemes.

(Hat Tip: Donald Tobin.)

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What a meritocracy we have. Gil Rothenberg, a career lawyer, served as DAAG on an "interim" basis since 2008. In other words, Mr. Rothenberg has been doing the job for something like three years. In all the world, who could be more qualified for this position than Mr. Rothenberg?

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jul 19, 2011 7:23:07 AM