Biography

Christopher S. Rizek is a member of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, in Washington, D.C., specializing in tax practice and procedure, tax controversy issues, and tax litigation.

Immediately prior to joining Caplin & Drysdale, Mr. Rizek was Associate Tax Legislative Counsel in the Office of Tax Policy of the Treasury Department.  During his time at Treasury he was the principal Tax Policy official responsible for regulations and legislation involving tax practice and procedure, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (1996) and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.  He previously worked as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division and in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Miller & Chevalier.  Mr. Rizek has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.