Tax and White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Kevin F. Sweeney Speaks at ABA National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud

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Chamberlain Hrdlicka attorney to speak at American Bar Association conference on tax controversy, tax litigation, and criminal tax prosecutions and defense

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Kevin F. Sweeney, senior counsel with Chamberlain Hrdlicka, one of the nation’s most profitable mid-size law firms, will address criminal tax law at the ABA’s 33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 6th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy Dec. 7-9 in Las Vegas.

Presented by the American Bar Association Taxation and Criminal Justice Sections, the weekend’s programming will focus on tax controversy, tax litigation, and criminal tax prosecutions and defense. The presenters will include high-level government representatives, judges, corporate counsel, and private practitioners.

Sweeney is participating in the Criminal Tax Workshop. The workshop will discuss strategies and techniques for lawyers to handle sensitive civil examinations and criminal investigations, when to anticipate a criminal referral, IRS Special Agent interviews of the taxpayer or preparer, representation of a target, subject or witness in a criminal investigation, how to approach a Department of Justice conference, procedural and trial issues that every criminal tax defense attorney should know, when and how to argue tax loss issues, effective plea negotiations, and sentencing strategies. This year, the focus of the workshop will be on expert witness issues. In addition to their presentation, the panel of criminal tax practitioners will provide the audience with a “criminal tax toolkit” of effective strategies and tips.

Prior to joining Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Sweeney worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division as a federal tax prosecutor, where he led many of its most successful tax cases, including offshore banking cases against prominent Swiss banks BSI SA, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) SA, and Edmond de Rothschild SA. During his tenure, he investigated and litigated dozens of federal white-collar criminal cases including tax evasion, tax preparer, employment tax, FBAR, money laundering, currency structuring, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other financial fraud matters.

At Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Sweeney puts his experience and longstanding connections to use representing individuals and corporate clients in IRS audits and criminal investigations, civil tax litigation before the United States Tax Court, District Courts, and Court of Federal Claims, and white-collar criminal defense litigation in United States District Court. He speaks nationally on tax and white collar law topics.

About Chamberlain Hrdlicka – Chamberlain Hrdlick a is a diversified business law firm with offices in Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and San Antonio. The firm represents both public and private companies as well as individuals and family-owned businesses across the nation in a wide variety of practice areas, including commercial and business litigation, tax, tax controversy and litigation, federal white-collar criminal defense, corporate, securities and finance, employment law and employee benefits, energy law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, international and immigration law, and real estate and construction law.
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