Michael Yaghmour is a principal in Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department in Washington, D.C. At EY, he is a member of the International Tax Services Capital Markets practice where he focuses on the taxation of financial transactions and instruments, including the taxation of debt instruments, foreign currency transactions, and derivative instruments. Mr. Yaghmour is a contributing author on the “Federal Income Taxation of Debt Instruments,” the leading treatise on that subject. He is a former chair of the Financial Products Committee of the D.C. Bar Tax Section. Prior to joining EY, Mr. Yaghmour was a member of PwC’s National Tax Services office in Washington D.C. Mr. Yaghmour has also worked as a tax attorney with Fannie Mae and began his career as an associate with Dewey Ballantine, LLP. Mr. Yaghmour speaks frequently at tax industry meetings on financial transactions and has authored several articles on the subject.