Carolyn Schenck

Carolyn A. Schenck 

Senior Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS (Los Angeles)

Carolyn has been employed by the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel in Los Angeles, California since 2006. She is currently a Senior Counsel (Small Business/Self Employed Division) and is counsel to the Service's Offshore Compliance Initiatives.

Ms. Schenck's international work involves John Doe summons actions, working with other U.S. law enforcement agencies and U.S. treaty partners on cross-border issues and cases, and conducting nationwide training for attorneys and agents on investigative techniques, evidence, and substantive tax issues.

She has litigated numerous cases as lead trial counsel in U.S. Tax Court on behalf of the IRS. She also works with IRS special enforcement agents on cases involving fraud, foreign accounts, and foreign reporting penalties, and assists the Department of Justice in cases involving criminal tax prosecutions, injunctions, summons enforcement, and abusive tax return preparers and promoters.

She has been an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law for Honors Appellate Advocacy.

Prior to joining the IRS, she was an Attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement. She also worked for Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit and Judge H. Robert Mayer of the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. Before her law career, Ms. Schenck worked for U.S. Senator John McCain and as a weapons analyst. She is a member of the California and Maryland state bars and holds a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a B.S. summa cum laude from Northern Arizona University.


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