IRS announces selection of new special counsel to the Chief Counsel

IR-2019-82, April 30, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service’s Chief Counsel today announced the appointment of Monte A. Jackel to the position of special counsel to the Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel.

Jackel has extensive experience in both private practice as well as prior government service. Most recently, he was a Senior Tax Counsel with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he focused on partnerships, international and corporate tax issues. Jackel previously served as a Special Counsel for the Office of Chief Counsel, Passthroughs and Special Industries, and earlier as the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Domestic-Technical).

Jackel also served as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury. He received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Jackel received his bachelor’s degree from Queens College, City University of New York.

“With his extensive background in the taxation of partnerships, including cross-border partnership transactions, Monte will be a great addition to the Office of Chief Counsel. We are pleased that we are able to attract someone with his expertise and experience,” said Michael Desmond, IRS Chief Counsel.