Position Summary

The Assistant General Counsel role in the Disputes, Consultations and Regulatory Affairs Group of Deloitte’s Office of General Counsel ("OGC") provides legal advice and litigation support to all of the practitioners and business leaders of the Deloitte U.S. Firms on litigation and federal and state regulatory matters, including, for example, contract and negligence claims and State Board, PCAOB, SEC and IRS requests and inquires.

Work you’ll do

  • Represent a national federal and multistate tax practice on accountant liability litigation risk and mitigation, information requests and oversee all phases of tax accountant liability litigation.
  • Supervise or assist in the supervision and conduct of internal investigations of allegations of breach of contract and professional negligence and to respond to state and federal regulatory inquires. 
  • Manage breach of contract and professional negligence lawsuits, including personally developing trial strategy, coordinating discovery, and providing strategic direction to and close supervision of outside counsel; handling mediations and settlement negotiations; work with more senior OGC attorneys to develop and implement strategy and manage all aspects of complex litigation arising from the tax practice.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

The individual in this role must:

  • Be able to timely present information and advice, verbally and in writing, to other attorneys and clients at all levels of the organization.
  • Be a self-starter, possess highly developed writing, communication and advocacy skills, strong counseling and negotiating skills, and be able to manage multiple matters simultaneously.
  • Have good judgment and the ability to provide creative and practical solutions to complex problems affecting multiple businesses
  • Have well-developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Take initiative, work independently and solve complex problems creatively aligned with business needs. 

Required Basic Qualifications

  •  Hold a JD or LLM from an accredited U.S. law school and be licensed to practice law in the United States.
  •  Experience in managing litigation, as well as participating in mediations and settlement negotiations.
  •  Experience with legal research and analysis, fact-finding, investigations, arguing motions, examining witnesses, and developing and executing a trial strategy.
  •  The position will be working with Deloitte’s OGC office in Washington, DC and will require some travel. Ability to travel 0-20%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve.
  •  Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

Additional Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have experience, including trial experience representing tax accountants, in tax controversies and/or other experience with tax law. 
  • He or she will also be experienced with IRS Cir. 230, IRS exam and administrative appeals and AICPA standards. 
  • Former IRS counsel, DOJ Tax or Tax LLM and New York license preferred.

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

As used in this posting, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 108217


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