Emerging Issues in Criminal Tax Enforcement
Overview:Tax Fraud continues to proliferate in spite of stepped up enforcement and prosecution activity from the Feds. The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of key thought leaders and practitioners to help make sense of the most important issues.
Among the key issues discussed will be:
- Overview of the Recent Criminal Tax Enforcement and Implementation Issues
- Best Practices in Preventing and Identifying Tax Fraud
- Lessons Learned from Significant Tax Cases and Controversies
- Tax Litigation and Penalties
- Up-to-the-minute regulatory updates
The program will cover the topics above along with a Q&A panel in which the attendees will be invited to ask the speakers questions.
Pamela J. Naughton, Partner
- Offshore enforcement
- Overview of FBAR prosecutions and sentencing
- Those facing grand jury subpoenas
- When and if to go into the voluntary disclosure program (options)
Matthew D. Lee, Partner
Blank Rome LLP
- Domestic side…recent cases against return preparers
- Criminal employment tax cases
Who Should Attend:
- Tax Attorneys
- Tax Consultants/managers
- Tax Advisers and Preparers
- International Tax Lawyers/Consultants
- Senior Management
- Finance Executives
- Internal Auditors of All Levels
- Fraud Monitoring
- Fraud Analysts
- Corporate Security
- And Other Interested Professionals
Pamela Naughton specializes in internal investigations, complex business litigation, government investigations, and white-collar defense. She is a former Assistant US Attorney and a counsel to the US House Iran/Contra Committee and Judiciary Committee. Ms. Naughton represented "M.H." in the seminal 9th Circuit case on FBAR's required records exception to the 5th Amendment. As first chair, she has tried over thirty jury trials in Federal and State Court. Ms. Naughton is also Former President, San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979 and her undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College, summa cum laude in 1976.
Pamela Naughton specializes in internal investigations, complex business litigation, government investigations, and white-collar defense. She is a former Assistant US …
Matthew D. Lee is a partner in the law firm of Blank Rome LLP and a member of the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group. He is a former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney who concentrates his practice on all aspects of white collar criminal defense, federal tax controversies, and complex civil litigation. Mr. Lee has represented both corporations and individuals in criminal investigations involving tax, money laundering, health care, securities, public corruption, and fraud offenses, and has significant experience in handling all stages of state and federal litigation including trials and appeals. He has represented individuals and companies in all stages of proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, including audits, appeals, and collections, as well as Tax Court and district court litigation. Mr. Lee has extensive experience in advising clients on issues regarding foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) obligations, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and the Internal Revenue Service’s 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, and 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. He has represented hundreds of U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed foreign bank accounts. Mr. Lee has published numerous articles regarding the IRS voluntary disclosure programs and FBAR and FATCA reporting obligations and speaks frequently on these topics. Mr. Lee also has experience in conducting corporate internal investigations and advising clients as to corporate compliance issues involving the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA Patriot Act, FATCA, and anti-money laundering laws and regulations. Mr. Lee publishes a blog entitled Tax Controversy Watch (www.taxcontroversywatch.com) which provides timely reviews of the latest developments in the tax controversy field, including criminal tax investigations and prosecutions, civil audits, appeals, and collections matters, and Tax Court and district court litigation.
Matthew D. Lee is a partner in the law firm of Blank Rome LLP and a member of the firm’s …
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