Erin M. Collins is the retired Managing Director of a multi-national accounting firm’s Tax Controversy Services practice for the Western Area. Previously, Erin was a Special Trial Attorney with IRS Western Regional Counsel. She was responsible for the development and litigation of high profile, and complex tax cases. In 1995, and again in 1997, she received Chief Counsel’s highest award, the National Litigation Award, and in 1993 received the Western Region’s highest Litigation Award for her outstanding achievements. She has represented clients in federal examinations and IRS appeals on domestic and international tax issues. Erin has wide-ranging experience with alternative dispute resolution procedures in resolving difficult or uncertain federal tax issues. Erin has represented a number of clients before the U.S. Tax Court and has represented the government in several significant and complex tax cases.