Law Office of David S. Howard

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Dave Howard | Caroline Chen | Jonathan Howard | Evan Alonzo | Morgan Martin | Julie Elster

Caroline T. Chen

“Professor Chen worked for 13 years in the IRS General Counsel's Office representing the IRS before the U.S. Tax Court and now nearly 10 years more representing taxpayers before U.S. Tax Court. All of her clients hold her in high regard for the excellent quality of her work and her outstanding results.”

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650 N First Street
San Jose, CA 95112

caroline@dshowardlaw.com

(408) 684-6754

(408) 684-6754

Prior to joining the faculty at Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University, I was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, and the Director of the Santa Clara Law's Low Income Tax Clinic. Before joining SCU, I was a senior attorney at the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service for 13 years, primarily with the Large Business & International Division, specializing in international corporate tax and transfer pricing. During 2008-2011, I was also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, teaching Federal Tax Practice and Procedure. I worked at Ernst & Young as a tax consultant before joining the IRS.

Prior to attending Georgetown University Law Center for my LL.M in Taxation, I practiced as a litigation associate at a NYC law firm and as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from the Washington College of Law at American University, I clerked for the Honorable Deborah Robinson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

I am admitted to practice in California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and am a member of the bar of the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Experience

LAW OFFICE OF DAVID S. HOWARD, San Jose, CA
Of Counsel, Tax Controversies, (November 2016 to Present)

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, CA
Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, Department of Accounting & Finance Assistant Professor (Tax) (Tenure-track), (August 2016 – present),

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Santa Clara, CA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, (September 2011 - August 2016)
Director of Low Income Tax Clinic, (September 2011 - August 2016)

CHEN LEGAL TAX CONSULTING, (2014 - present)

OFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSEL, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, San Jose, CA
Large Business & International Division, Senior Attorney, (October 2000 – August 2011)
High Technology Associate Industry Counsel, (May 2007 – April 2011)
Docket Attorney, (October 1998 – October 2000)

ERNST & YOUNG, LLP, San Jose, CA
Tax Consultant, (December 1997- September 1998)

LEVY PHILLIPS & KONIGSBERG, LLP, New York, NY
Litigation Associate, (July 1993 ‑ March 1996)

KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Brooklyn, NY
Assistant District Attorney, (September 1992 ‑ June 1993)

THE HONORABLE DEBORAH A. ROBINSON, Washington, DC
United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia Law Clerk, (August 1991 ‑ August 1992)

Education

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, Washington, DC
LL.M. in Taxation, (May 1997)

WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC
Juris Doctor, (May 1991)

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY, New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Marketing, (1985-1988)

DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham, NC, (1984-1985)

Admissions

Bar Admissions: California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and the District of Columbia

Admitted to practice: United States Tax Court and United States District Court for District of Northern California

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