Andrew Strelka is counsel in the Tax Practice, drawing on significant government experience to advise clients on tax-related disputes and litigation.
Mr. Strelka most recently served as Senior Tax Counsel in the Biden White House, providing advice on all manner of issues relating to federal taxation, as well as overseeing the vetting and Senate confirmation process. Previously, he served in the Department of Justice Tax Division (DOJ), where he litigated a variety of civil tax matters involving tax-exempt organizations, tax refund suits, matters concerning the Administrative Procedure Act, and transfer pricing disputes. While with the DOJ, Mr. Strelka was detailed to the Obama White House, where he served in a similar tax advisory role. In 2013, he received the DOJ Tax Division’s Outstanding Attorney Award, and in 2012 he received the FBA Younger Federal Lawyer Award.
Prior to his time at DOJ, Mr. Strelka was a Presidential Management Fellow, splitting his time between the Internal Revenue Service, where he issued rulings and guidance on tax-exempt organizations, and the D.C. US Attorney’s Office, representing the United States in complex civil litigation.
Mr. Strelka represents clients across industries, including global nonprofits, private equity, oil and gas, technology, and international financial institutions. He advises on a full range of tax controversy matters with particular focus on district court tax litigation, IRS appeals, summonses and enforcement, exempt organizations, Administrative Procedure Act issues, and federal excise tax issues.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Strelka served as counsel at a tax boutique law firm, representing taxpayers in all manner of tax litigation and tax controversy.
Mr. Strelka has held numerous bar association positions, including the 2013/2014 National Chair of the FBA Section on Taxation.