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Erik H. Corwin

Erik H. Corwin


Washington, DC, USA

Erik H. Corwin is a principal in the corporate group of KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice.

Prior to joining KPMG, Erik served for four and a half years as Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) at the Internal Revenue Service. In that role, Erik oversaw the Chief Counsel offices responsible for corporate tax, international tax, financial institutions and products, income tax and accounting, and partnership tax, among others. He also led the IRS’s published guidance program.

Before his IRS tenure, Erik was a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, where he represented private equity funds and public companies with respect to federal tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and financings; advised creditors and debtors regarding federal tax aspects of workouts and bankruptcy; and served as tax counsel to mutual funds. He was also a previously a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and he served as a law clerk for Judge James L. Buckley on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Erik has been a frequent speaker on tax topics, including at conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Tax Executives Institute, and the Investment Company Institute.  Erik was a finalist for Tax Notes’ “Person of the Year” for 2015.

Erik received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review.  He also holds an A.M. from Harvard University, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.


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