Elena V. Romanova is a Director and the Head of Consumer Banking Tax Advisory at Citigroup Inc. in New York. She was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP from 2003 to 2010 and served as a Tax Policy Fellow at the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy in the fall of 2002. In her work, she focuses on U.S. federal income tax aspects of financial products and corporate transactions.
Ms. Romanova received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2002 where she served as a student editor of the Tax Law Review, an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Houston in 1996, and a degree of Master of Professional Accountancy in Taxation from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1999. She also received an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2003.
Ms. Romanova's publications include:
- "The 2009-2010 Special Election to Defer Cancellation of Debt Income," (Practising Law Institute 2010) (with Jason R. Factor and Erika W. Nijenhuis)
- "Everything I Know About New Financial Products I Learned From DECS," (Practising Law Institute 2009) (with Erika W. Nijenhuis & William L. McRae)
- "Treasury and IRS Issue Notice and Revenue Ruling Concerning 'Prepaid Forward Contracts,'" Practical U.S./International Tax Strategies, November 15, 2007 (with Erika W. Nijenhuis & William L. McRae)
Ms. Romanova is a member of the Bar in New York State. She is a member of the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. She is licensed in Indiana as certified public accountant (inactive).