Prior to retiring in December, 2016, John C. McDougal was employed by the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel in Richmond Virginia for nearly 40 years. Prior to retirement, he was a Special Trial Attorney (Small Business/Self Employed Division) and was assigned as counsel to the Service's Offshore Compliance Initiative. From 2006 to 2007, he was detailed to the staff of Senator Carl Levin at the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. For 15 years, he was a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he tried a substantial number of criminal tax cases. He is a member of the bar of Virginia and holds a J.D. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, and a B.A. magna cum laude, from Fairmont State College, Fairmont, West Virginia.