Paul L. Caron

Friday, June 19, 2015

Douglas O'Donnell To Replace Heather Maloy As Commissioner, Large Business And International Division (LB&I)

MaloyHeather C. Maloy, Commissioner of the Large Business and International Division (LB&I), will leave her position at the IRS on July 10, 2015. Douglas W. O'Donnell, Deputy Commissioner (International), will become the new Commissioner of the Large Business and International Division:

Since November 2009, Heather has served as the Division Commissioner in the Large Business and International Division (LB&I) and has been responsible for providing executive leadership to the LB&I workforce as it accomplished its mission of ensuring tax compliance of corporations, subchapter S corporations and partnerships with assets greater than 10 million and delivery of service wide tax administration services for individuals in the area of international tax matters. During her tenure, she oversaw the successful expansion of the Compliance Assurance Process (CAP), championed the development, issuance and implementation of the Uncertain Tax Positions (UTP) and provided critical leadership to implement the new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). During the summer of 2013, she acted as the Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement.

Prior to her selection as the LB&I Division Commissioner, Heather held a variety of positions at the Service from 1994 to 2006, including associate chief counsel for both the Income Tax & Accounting and Passthroughs & Special Industries divisions, assistant to the commissioner, deputy associate chief counsel and acting deputy chief counsel.

After leaving the Service in 2006, Heather joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's Tax Group. Heather graduated from Emory University, received her law degree from Cornell Law School and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida School of Law. ...

Prior to accepting this position, Doug served as the LB&I Deputy Commissioner (International) where he was responsible for planning, developing, directing and implementing a comprehensive servicewide tax administration program that enhanced compliance with international tax laws.

Doug has also held executive positions as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International) overseeing many aspects of treaty administration; Director, Competent Authority & International Coordination; Director of International Compliance, Strategy & Policy; Deputy Director, Pre-Filing and Technical Guidance; and the Director of Field Operations, Heavy Manufacturing and Transportation Industry.

Doug began his career with the IRS in 1986 as a revenue agent in Washington, DC. He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland. He is a graduate of the Fall 2003 Executive Development Class.

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Maybe this guy can light a fire under the IRS' Moribund Whistleblower Office and tell it to start welcoming new LBI whistleblowers to step forward by treating past WB's right.

Oh, who am I kidding...

Posted by: FCA Aficionado | Jun 26, 2015 4:01:13 PM

This is a good move. Maybe we will see more out of LB&I than FATCA and going after Apple's lunch program.

Posted by: Dale Spradling | Jun 19, 2015 7:04:32 AM