A senior Treasury Department official is headed to Covington & Burling next month, the firm announced early Thursday.
Michael Caballero, the international tax counsel for the Treasury Department, starts as a Covington partner on September 10. He'll be joining the firm's tax practice.
During his tenure at the Treasury, Caballero led legislative, regulatory and treaty projects, including the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, a law designed to improve tax compliance of foreign financial assets and offshore accounts.
"[The compliance act] has been a very big focus at the office because it touches on so many international tax issues," Caballero said in an interview. He said Covington's strong tax practice and reputation attracted him to the firm.
"Michael adds to our in-depth capability to lead matters in key tax areas for our clients," Daniel Luchsinger, co-chair of the tax group, said in a written statement. "As the tax reform process moves forward in Congress, Michael's knowledge and expertise will prove to be very important to our clients."