Ms. Helen Hubbard is currently the Associate Chief Counsel, Financial Institutions & Products. This organizational component of the Office of Chief Counsel provides legal support to promote uniform interpretation and enforcement of tax laws involving banks, thrifts, insurance companies, investment companies, real estate investment trusts and other financial institutions. It is also responsible for the tax laws relating to tax-exempt bonds and financial products and instruments developed by financial institutions and others, including annuities, options, forwards and futures contracts, debt instruments, hedging arrangements and other sophisticated financial arrangements.
Prior to joining Chief Counsel, Ms. Hubbard was Vice President for Tax and Benefits and Deputy General Counsel for Fannie Mae, a large financial institution. From 2005 to 2010, she was an equity partner with Baker and McKenzie L.L.P. From 2002 to 2005, she served as Tax Legislative Counsel with the Department of the Treasury. From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Hubbard was a National Tax Partner with Ernst & Young, L.L.P. Previously she was a partner with Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, L.L.P and an associate with Miller and Chevalier and Johnson and Gibbs, P.C. From 1987 to 1988, she served as law clerk for the Honorable Irving L. Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Ms. Hubbard received her J.D. magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 1987. Before attending law school, she was a certified public accountant in Dallas, Texas, and a tax manager with Price Waterhouse. She received her B.B.A. in 1975 from Texas Tech University.