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Manal S. Corwin

Manal S. Corwin


Washington, DC, USA

Manal Corwin is KPMG LLP’s National Service Line Leader for International Corporate Services as well as Principal-in-Charge of Washington National Tax—International Tax Policy.  She recently rejoined the firm following completion of her tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Tax Policy for International Affairs in the Treasury Department.

Professional and Industry Experience

During her tenure at the U.S. Treasury Department, Manal helped shape the Administration’s views and policies in all areas of international taxation and worked closely with the IRS, members of Congress, and key tax regulators globally. Importantly, Manal was responsible for leading the development of the intergovernmental approach by which the U.S. government is implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and worked to forge an implementation framework that meets the needs of governments, financial institutions, and other stakeholders.  Manal also served as head of the delegations responsible for negotiating income tax treaties with Japan, Spain, Chile, and the United Kingdom and as the U.S. delegate and Vice Chair to the OECD’s committee on fiscal affairs as well as the U.S. delegate to the Global Forum on Tax and Transparency.

Prior to Joining the Treasury Department (first as International Tax Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy and then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs), Manal was a principal in KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice 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.

Earlier in her career, Manal served as the Deputy and then Acting International Tax Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department. Prior to that, Manal practiced as an attorney specializing in international taxation at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.  Manal also served as a judicial clerk for then Chief Judge Levin Campbell on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Other Activities

Manal served as Editor-in-Chief of the Boston University Law Review 1990-1991; Ordronaux Prize, 1991; Edward Hennessey Distinguished Scholar, 1990-1991; Paul J. Liacos Scholar, 1989-90; G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar, 1988-89.

She formally served as a member of the American Bar Association, the boards of the National Foreign Trade Council and the National Foreign Trade Council Foundation, and the Advisory Board for the GW-IRS Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation.

Function and Specialization

Manal S. Corwin advises multinational corporations on U.S. international tax aspects of their structures, operations and transactions.  She specializes in consulting and advising on issues relating to expense allocation, the source of income rules, foreign tax credits, subpart F, U.S. taxation of international transportation income and certain special tax benefit provisions.

Professional Associations

Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
Member of the District of Columbia Bar Association


Fluent in Arabic
Conversant in French

Education, Licenses & Certifications

J.D. magna cum laude, from the Boston University, School of Law, May 1991
A.B. in Psychology, cum laude, from Harvard University, June 1986


Manal S. Corwin is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Navigating the New Landscape, Monday, January 22, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Navigating the New Landscape, Monday, January 22, 2018, New York, NY

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