Miriam Fisher is a partner in the Tax Department of the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Fisher’s practice focuses on federal tax controversy and litigation and includes complex civil and criminal tax matters. Her litigation of tax cases has brought her before federal and state venues at the trial and appellate levels. In the examination, investigation, and appeal stages of tax disputes, Ms. Fisher has handled matters before the IRS, US Department of Justice and state tax authorities. She has successfully represented US and multi-national businesses, non-profits and individuals in disputes involving income, estate, employment, excise, property, and sales and use taxes. Ms. Fisher’s clients span the energy, communications, media, hospitality, financial services and personal services industries, as well as global high wealth taxpayers.
Ms. Fisher has been listed in Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US and The Best Lawyers in America. In 2012 and 2013, Chambers USA ranked her in Band 1 for both Nationwide Tax Controversy (the only female recognized) and Nationwide Tax Fraud.
From 1989-1991, Ms. Fisher served as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice Tax Division and was a top-level advisor on federal tax compliance policy and criminal enforcement initiatives. In the course of her career, Ms. Fisher has served as a Council Director of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation (2009-2012) and the Chair of the Section’s Civil and Criminal Penalties Committee (2005-2007). She also co-chaired the District of Columbia Bar Taxation Section (2001-2004). Ms. Fisher was an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program at the Georgetown University Law Center where she taught the Tax LLM program.
Ms. Fisher frequently speaks and writes on issues involving tax procedure and policy. She is admitted to practice before the US Tax Court, US District Court for the District of Maryland, US Court of Federal Claims and the US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Fourth Circuits.
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