Manal Corwin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs in the Office of Tax Policy at the US Department of the Treasury. In this capacity, she is responsible, on behalf of the Assistant Secretary, for the conduct of legal and economic aspects of tax policy relative to the representation of the United States in bilateral and multilateral relations with other countries, as well as advising the legal and economic staffs within the Office of Tax Policy, other offices of the Treasury Department and other government agencies as to policy analysis and interpretation for domestic legislation and administrative guidance in all matters involving cross border taxation. Ms. Corwin serves as the U.S. delegate to the Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (the OECD). In addition, Ms. Corwin oversees the Office of Tax Policy's participation in the various working bodies of the CFA and sits on the CFA Bureau (the CFA's governing body). Recently, Ms. Corwin was elected to serve as a Vice Chair to the CFA. Ms. Corwin also serves as the U.S. delegate to the Global Forum on Transparency.
Ms. Corwin previously served as International Tax Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy from September 2009 to April 2010 and Deputy International Tax Counsel and then Acting International Tax Counsel from March 1999 to February 2001. Prior to Joining the Treasury Department, Ms. Corwin was a Principal in the Washington National Tax office of KPMG from 2001 to 2009 where she advised multinational corporations on U.S. international tax aspects of their operations and transactions and represented clients in tax controversies before the IRS. From 1992 to 1999 Ms. Corwin practiced as an attorney at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. where she worked on a broad range of international tax planning matters and controversies. From 1991 to 1992, Ms Corwin served as a judicial clerk for then Chief Judge Levin Campbell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Ms. Corwin has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the George Washington University - IRS Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation. She also has served on the boards of the National Foreign Trade Council and the Foreign Trade Council Foundation.
Ms. Corwin is a member of the Massachusetts and the District of Columbia bar associations. She is a 1991 graduate of the Boston University School of Law where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1986.