Caplin & Drysdale Welcomes Melissa Wiley to Tax Controversy Practice
Ms. Wiley’s practice focuses on assisting clients to come into compliance with their U.S. tax obligations and advising U.S. taxpayers on all types of civil and criminal tax controversy matters at the federal and state level.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wiley was a Senior Manager in the National Tax Department at a Big Four accounting firm, where she specialized in tax controversy. With that firm she also served as internal counsel, providing legal guidance on a variety of matters related to the firm’s tax practice. Prior to that, Ms. Wiley was a tax controversy attorney at an international law firm, where she represented clients in federal and state controversy matters, including taking three cases through trial. In 2019, she was elected to be a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), an honor reserved for those at the top of their profession. Ms. Wiley was also previously named an ABA Nolan Fellow, which honors a select group of outstanding young tax lawyers from across the nation who have shown significant contribution, service, and leadership.
Ms. Wiley is active in tax professional organizations, including the AICPA and the ABA Tax Section, where she currently serves as Vice Chair for Committee Operations. She is also dedicated to assisting local children and caretakers through the Children’s Law Center, where she serves on the board and has provided pro bono services for more than 15 years.