A tax counsel in the D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is headed back to the Internal Revenue Service.
Heather Maloy, who worked at the IRS for 12 years before joining Skadden three years ago, will be the commissioner of the IRS' Large and Mid-Size Business Division. The division works with — and enforces tax laws against — companies that have assets greater than $10 million. The division has jurisdiction over 80,000 corporations and partnerships, the IRS said in a news release.
Recently, the division has also had responsibility for auditing wealthy individuals suspected of evading taxes by using accounts at foreign banks such as Zurich-based UBS, Bloomberg reported last month.
Maloy joined Skadden in 2006. She previously served as associate chief counsel to the service’s Income Tax & Accounting Division and its Passthroughs & Special Industries Division, as well as assistant to the IRS commissioner, deputy associate chief counsel and acting deputy chief counsel. Maloy (Emory, Cornell Law, Florida LLM) is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center. She did not return a call today requesting comment.
The previous head of the Large and Mid-Size Business Division, Steven Miller, is the new deputy commissioner for services and enforcement.