IRS Independent Office of Appeals selects new deputy chief


IR-2022-219, December 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — The IRS Independent Office of Appeals has selected Elizabeth (Liz) Askey as its new deputy chief. In this role, she will provide leadership and direction over nationwide programs designed to fairly and impartially resolve tax controversies without litigation on behalf of the federal government and taxpayers.

Chief of Appeals Andy Keyso noted he wanted to bring in a leader with significant experience in the practitioner community.

"Liz brings a wealth of relevant experience to this critical position from her years of private practice and her time in government," Keyso said. "Her diverse perspective will complement our continued focus on improving the taxpayer experience."

Askey spent nearly 30 years as a tax controversy and policy practitioner at several law and accounting firms and in private industry, where her focus was resolving administrative controversies in examinations and at the Independent Office of Appeals.

She joined the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in 2019 as deputy division counsel (international) for the Large Business & International Division, where she worked with the division counsel to manage LB&I attorneys and paralegals responsible for litigating LB&I cases and providing advice to exam teams and the Independent Office of Appeals. She also provided advisory services on all international program matters within LB&I's jurisdiction. Earlier in her career she also served as associate tax legislative counsel in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Askey received her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and her Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School.