May 09, 2017
Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Andrew Strelka has joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a counsel in the Tax Controversy Practice in the Tax Department. Strelka has significant experience in tax litigation, enforcement and investigations.
Strelka has considerable courtroom experience and has litigated cases from pre-suit negotiations through the appellate process. He previously served as a trial attorney at the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Tax Division from 2010 to 2014. At DOJ, he represented the United States as lead counsel in a wide variety of civil litigation in federal district and bankruptcy courts throughout the country. Strelka has extensive experience in tax refund suits, matters concerning the Administrative Procedure Act, tax-exempt organizations and bankruptcy proceedings, having represented the United States in more than one hundred bankruptcy matters. Strelka was also detailed to the White House Counsel’s Office, where he advised senior White House staff on presidential nominee suitability and federal and state tax issues. In addition, he assisted the White House Office of Legislative Affairs on Senate confirmation matters and personally briefed Senate chairpersons and ranking minority members.
"Latham's Tax Controversy team is enjoying great success, helping domestic and multinational companies, tax exempts and high net worth individuals resolve complex, contentious tax matters,” said Michael Egge, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. “Andrew is a fantastic addition to the team and his talents and experience will further strengthen the group’s capabilities.”
Miriam Fisher global Chair of Latham’s Tax Controversy Practice, added: “I’m excited to welcome Andrew to Latham’s growing Tax Controversy team and to have a fellow alum from the DOJ’s Tax Division at the firm. He will undoubtedly provide valuable guidance to clients on complex tax issues, aiming to minimize the scope of disputes and resolve them successfully whether through settlement or trial.”
“Latham is known for delivering extraordinary results for clients in tax disputes across the globe, both in and out of the courtroom,” Andrew Strelka said. “I’m looking forward to joining such a tremendous team and assisting clients across industries with their most significant tax concerns.”
Strelka joined Latham from Miller & Chevalier. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2002, his J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2008 and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2010 with distinction. While earning his LL.M. degree, Strelka was a Presidential Management Fellow at the Internal Revenue Service's Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division, where he developed and issued private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda and legal determinations on tax-exempt status.
Strelka has served as an adjunct instructor at American University Washington College of Law and also periodically serves as a guest lecturer on federal tax litigation at the Georgetown University Law Center.
About Latham & Watkins
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Notes to Editors
Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.
Michael Egge, Office Managing Partner, Washington, D.C., +1.202.637.2285
Miriam Fisher, Global Chair of the Tax Controversy Practice, Washington, D.C., +1.202.637.2178