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USA Guide

Tax: Fraud — Nationwide

We do not rank firms for this territory and specialism but we rank individuals.

Senior Statesmen

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Cono Namorato is hailed as a "great problem solver" by clients. He continues to be a respected figure for his work on behalf of high net worth individuals and international corporate clients. He is regarded as an expert in matters concerning undisclosed foreign bank accounts and other complex compliance matters.

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Eminent Practitioner

Hochman Salkin Rettig Toscher & Perez

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very highly respected" Charles Rettig of Hochman Salkin Rettig Toscher & Perez maintains an excellent reputation in the criminal tax space. He offers a wealth of experience at both trial and appellate levels.

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Williams & Connolly LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

James Bruton of Williams & Connolly LLP remains a prominent and respected figure of the tax controversy market. He has a wealth of experience representing clients on a broad range of civil and criminal tax matters.

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Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

From the Chambers USA guide

Larry Campagna is praised for his "incredibly quick mind combined with outstanding judgment," by sources. He is recognized for his expertise in tax fraud matters.

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Kostelanetz & Fink LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The highly regarded Robert Fink maintains a strong reputation for his tax fraud and white collar defense practice. He has extensive trial experience and acts for clients such as financial institutions and individuals.

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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paula Junghans of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is greatly respected by sources who regard her as "one of the best trial lawyers in the criminal tax world." Her expertise spans tax fraud and white-collar criminal matters. Clients enthuse: "She is the most complete lawyer I have ever known. She is a great trial lawyer, has complete command of every fact and she's a great cross examiner."

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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

"Outstanding tax strategist and adviser" Mark Matthews is lauded as "one of the preeminent white collar tax attorneys in the country," by sources. He regularly acts for financial institutions and high net worth individuals in tax fraud matters.

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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources affirm that Scott Michel is "a great advocate for his clients." He is a tax fraud specialist with a strong track record for his representation of high net worth individuals and corporations in a range of criminal matters and civil audits. Sources say: "He brings an awful lot of gravitas to the situation and is extremely easy to work with.”

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Kostelanetz & Fink LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bryan Skarlatos is described by sources as a "high quality, knowledgeable lawyer, who advocates very strongly for clients." He is recognized for his expertise in the tax fraud space. Sources name him "a phenomenal adviser."

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Agostino & Associates

From the Chambers USA guide

Frank Agostino of Agostino & Associates is held in high regard by peers and clients alike for his criminal tax expertise. Clients describe him as a “hands- on, roll-up-the-sleeves, bare knuckle litigation guy," adding: "He is extremely talented at tax administrative and litigation matters.”

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Downing is praised by sources for his "encyclopedic knowledge of criminal tax." He handles tax fraud cases as part of a broader white collar crime practice that also encompasses cases involving allegations of money laundering or FCPA violations. Sources say: "He defends his clients tirelessly, he understands how the government works, and is a very dedicated, tenacious litigator."

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Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Miriam Fisher serves as global chair of Latham's tax controversy practice. She continues to excel at all stages of a tax dispute, including audits, administrative appeals and litigation. She is also considered a leading practitioner in tax fraud matters. Sources describe her as “professional, responsive, practical, articulate, confident and mindful of budgets.”

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Impressed sources say that Kathryn Keneally "is beyond first rate in her ability to size up a case, and set a viable strategy with logical steps to get to the point of figuring out what is in the best interests of the client." She draws on a deep well of expertise acquired during her time serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division of the DOJ. Her practice encompasses both civil and criminal tax litigation.

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Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Neiman of Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP draws on a wealth of experience from his time in the DOJ Tax Division to advise on complex tax fraud cases. Sources note his "fantastic expertise in the field of criminal tax law."

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Zehnle is praised by clients for his "very thoughtful approach" to cases. He is recognized for his representation of corporations, accounting firms and individuals in tax fraud matters. Sources say: "He has excellent judgment and command of tax, and is terrific both in and out of court." 

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Up and Coming

Kostelanetz & Fink LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay Nanavati garners praise for his criminal tax practice, regularly defending businesses, offshore financial institutions and individuals in connection with allegations of fraud. Sources highlight his “strategic thinking, charm and skill in the courtroom.” Nanavati recently joined the firm from Baker & Hostetler LLP.

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