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Danielle E. Rolfes

U.S. Department of the Treasury
International Tax Counsel (Tax Policy)
Washington, DC, USA


Danielle E. Rolfes
International Tax Counsel, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Treasury Department

Danielle E. Rolfes joined the Treasury Department in August 2011 as the Deputy International Tax Counsel, and has served as the International Tax Counsel since September 2012. The Office of the International Tax Counsel is the principal legal adviser to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs) and the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) on all aspects of international tax policy, including the development and review of legislative proposals, the promulgation of regulations and administrative guidance, the negotiation of tax treaties, and representing the United States in international organizations such as the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Ms. Rolfes was a partner, at Ivins, Phillips & Barker, where her practice focused on international tax planning for multinational corporations.

Ms. Rolfes received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2002, where she served as an editor of the HARVARD LAW REVIEW. Ms. Rolfes also holds an L.L.M. in Taxation (Georgetown University Law Center, 2005, with distinction) and a B.S. in Accountancy (Wright State University, 1997, summa cum laude). A certified public accountant, Ms. Rolfes is the author of AN ANALYSIS OF FIN 48 – ACCOUNTING FOR UNCERTAIN INCOME TAX POSITIONS (Matthew Bender, 3d ed. 2009) and a gold medal winner for achieving the highest score on the CPA examination in the State of Ohio. Prior to law school, Ms. Rolfes was an accountant at Procter & Gamble.
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