Breakfast Roundtable: Recent Developments Affecting Taxpayers and Their Representatives

Firm Event | February.12.2019 | 8:30am - 10:00am (Eastern Standard Time)

Orrick New York

A panel from Orrick's Tax Advocacy Group will discuss issues that continually permeate audits and investigations, recent developments in the law, and the new frontier of cryptocurrency.

Topics will include:

  • Tax reporting of cryptocurrency transactions in light of recent market developments and IRS announcements
  • Changes to the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, including alternative strategies for unreported accounts, cryptocurrency gains, related attorney-client privilege issues, and recent court decisions addressing FBAR penalties
  • A discussion of recent court decisions involving the statute of limitations for tax shelter promoters, the treatment of stock-based compensation in cost sharing arrangements, and modifications to forward contracts

The panelists are members of Orrick's Tax Advocacy Group who have decades of experience representing taxpayers and accountants in all phases of civil and criminal tax litigation, including audits, investigations, trials and appeals.

Breakfast will be served as well as one hour of CLE credit, please click below to register.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Global Investigations
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trials
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Amy Walsh Partner

New York

Amy represents individuals and institutions in government investigations, enforcement actions and prosecutions conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Internal Revenue Service. She negotiates resolutions with government officials, but also tries cases against the government. She is a fierce advocate for her clients, and her work often results in the government declining to bring charges.

Amy was an Assistant United States Attorney for 12 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she led dozens of investigations and cases on behalf of the U.S. government and supervised several sections within the Office.

Amy has also served as a court-appointed monitor for a global financial institution.