October 11, 1994
Stuart Brown is New IRS Chief Counsel
WASHINGTON - Stuart L. Brown is the new Chief Counsel of the
Internal Revenue Service and assistant general counsel for the
Brown was confirmed by the United States Senate on Oct. 4, 1994
and sworn in on Oct. 5, 1994.
In this position, Brown is the principal legal advisor to IRS
Commissioner Margaret Milner Richardson. He will initiate and direct
policies on tax litigation, interpretation and development of
internal revenue laws, and all non-tax legal matters for the IRS.
At the time of his appointment, Brown was the associate chief
counsel (domestic). He succeeds David L. Jordan, who served as
acting chief counsel since January 20, 1993. Jordan is now the
regional counsel in Dallas.
Brown graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 1972 with a degree
in history. In 1975 he received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from
Harvard Law School. Following law school, he served as an
attorney-advisor to Judge Raum of the United States Tax Court. In
1977 Brown joined the Washington, D.C., law firm of Caplin &
Drysdale, where he practiced for 12 years. From April 1989 until
1991, he served as deputy chief of staff for the Joint Committee on
Taxation, United States Congress. During his career, Brown has also
been a lecturer in law at American University and an adjunct
professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Brown is a native of Bethesda, Md. He is married and has two
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