Mr. Matthews focuses his practice on criminal tax enforcement, broad-based civil tax compliance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), white collar matters, and anti-money laundering matters. He also advises clients on the IRS voluntary disclosure program, with particular focus on disclosure related to offshore banking accounts.
Mr. Matthews served as IRS Deputy Commissioner from October 2003 through December 2006, overseeing a period of unprecedented growth in enforcement activity. He was responsible for the IRS's four civil operating divisions, the Criminal Investigation Division, and the Office of Professional Responsibility, which regulates tax practitioner ethics. Mr. Matthews was previously Global Co-Head of Anti-Money Laundering at Deutsche Bank, where he oversaw implementation of the Patriot Act. Prior to that, he was Chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, the agency's investigative and law enforcement arm, renowned for its expertise in investigating financial crime, including tax, money laundering, narcotics, and terrorism-related matters.