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Emily Lam is the head of Skadden's Palo Alto office. She advises on tax issues involving all phases of interaction with the IRS and Treasury, including matters in IRS Examinations and Appeals, private letter rulings and pre-filing agreements, voluntary disclosure submissions and requests for published guidance. Ms. Lam focuses on all aspects of administrative tax controversy; tax accounting issues; and exempt organizations. She previously served in the Department of Treasury's Office of Tax Policy, where she handled matters related to exempt organizations, charitable giving, partnerships and other pass-through entities; worked on administrative guidance and consulted with Congressional staff on tax policy. She has been recognized numerous times as a leading tax lawyer in California and nationwide. She was named in 2019 to Lawyers of Color’s list of attorneys nationwide who have achieved prominence in their fields and demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession. The Daily Journal has named her several times to its list of Top Women Lawyers in California, among other awards. LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center; J.D., Yale Law School; B.A., Yale University