Laura Gavioli, a partner in Alston & Bird’s Federal & International Tax Group and member of the firm’s Tax Controversy Team, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a national organization of outstanding attorneys who have made an exceptional contribution to the profession.
An experienced first-chair trial lawyer, Gavioli has litigated numerous tax cases in federal district courts and U.S. Tax Court addressing complex questions of jurisdiction, deference, and privilege. She focuses her practice on the business dealings and asset holdings of U.S. taxpayers abroad and has been involved in some of the largest white-collar criminal tax evasion cases ever brought in the U.S. She also advises clients on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Whistleblower Program.
Formed in 1981, the American College of Tax Counsel provides a venue for members to work together to promote sound tax policy and engage in thoughtful discussion with Congress and the Internal Revenue Service for improving the nation’s tax laws and how they are interpreted and administered. The organization also provides input into the judicial system by filing amicus briefs in selected tax cases.