Former Assistant Attorneys General


Eileen J. O’Connor was the Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice from July 20, 2001, when the Senate confirmed her appointment, until June 29, 2007.

Before her appointment to the Justice Department, Ms. O’Connor had worked in the tax field for nearly 30 years, including serving as a corporate tax law specialist in the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service and working for more than 20 years as a national tax consultant with major national accounting firms. She represented hundreds of clients before the IRS National Office and the Department of Treasury and assisted in the representation of hundreds more at the examination and appeals levels.

At the time of her appointment, Ms. O’Connor was Distinguished Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School and previously had been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School in its graduate tax law program. She has been a frequent speaker at business and professional conferences across the country.

Ms. O’Connor received her undergraduate degree from Columbus State University and her law degree from Catholic University. A CPA and a lawyer, she has been active in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of the District of Columbia and Federal Bar Associations. She is a member of the Bars of the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia, and the United States Tax Court.

Updated April 10, 2015

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