Emily Lam is the head of Skadden’s Palo Alto office. She advises clients on a broad range of tax controversy matters, focusing on complex audits and appeals. Drawing on her prior experience at the U.S. Department of Treasury and her almost two decades of practice, she provides clients with sophisticated tax counseling on the most sensitive matters.
Ms. Lam, who began her career in Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office, rejoined the firm in 2010 after serving as an attorney adviser in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury. While at the Treasury Department, Ms. Lam worked closely with the Internal Revenue Service on administrative guidance, consulted with Congressional staff regarding legislation and interfaced with other government agencies on various tax policy matters.
Ms. Lam also advises tax-exempt organizations and counsels on charitable giving issues. Ms. Lam is a frequent speaker and panelist before private bar and industry groups, including the Tax Executives Institute and the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation.
- LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2004 (Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize)
- J.D., Yale Law School, 2000
- B.A., Yale University, 1997 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
- District of Columbia
Government Service : Attorney Adviser, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, Office of Tax Policy, Department of Treasury (2007-2010)
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