Lena Y. Hines is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services - Capital Markets practice, and she is based in Los Angeles, California.  Specializing in the taxation of financial products, including debt instruments and derivatives, she advises on domestic and international tax-planning opportunities involving financial instruments and transactions in the fixed income, equity, currency and commodities, markets.

Lena is the current Chair of the Financial Products Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Taxation Section, and a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.  She has been a substantial contributor on comment letters issued by the ABA and DC Bar regarding legislative developments that impact the taxation of financial products.