Coakley Named National Tax Leader for Health Care at KPMG

Monica Coakley has been named national tax leader - health care at Big Four firm KPMG LLP.

Coakley will work with the KPMG health care team to help clients navigate health care reform, and drive aggressive growth plans for the firm's health care and tax practices.

"The business of health care is at an historical turning point," said KPMG health care national sector leader Ed Giniat. "Organizations need to see themselves and their tax positions more clearly in this sea of change. Monica will bring the full resources of KPMG's tax and health care practices to bear to help our clients manage and thrive now and in the future."

She will relocate from New York to Nashville, Tenn., to take on the role, while retaining her current position as a principal in the firm's Washington National Tax Corporate practice.

"Nashville is the capital of the health care industry," said KPMG health care national account leader Brad Benton. "Monica's presence in Nashville is an important part of our strategy to deepen our penetration and visibility in the health care sector." Over 250 health care companies operate in the Nashville area.

Prior to joining KPMG in 2010, Coakley was a tax partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School, an LLM in Taxation from New York University, and an undergraduate degree from American University.

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