Erik H. Corwin serves as Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.
From 2007 until he joined the IRS in August 2011, Mr. Corwin was a partner with Ropes & Gray LLP in Washington, D.C. In this role, he focused primarily on federal tax issues related to domestic and international business transactions, regulated investment companies, and bankruptcy and restructuring. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Mr. Corwin worked on a broad range of tax issues first as an associate and then as a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Door LLP ("WilmerHale") in Washington, D.C. Mr. Corwin also served as a clerk for Judge James L. Buckley on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1992 to 1993. He is currently a member of both the District of Columbia and Massachusetts bars.
Mr. Corwin earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1992. While at Harvard Law School he was a member of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to earning his J.D., Mr. Corwin received an A.M. degree in Government from Harvard University in 1988, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1985.