Washington (April 13, 2004) -- Before adjoining for its spring recess, the Senate approved Donald Korb -- President Bush’s nominee -- as Internal Revenue Service general counsel.

Korb, who most recently served as a partner at the Cleveland-based law firm of Thompson Hine, was nominated by Bush in December. His nomination was unanimously approved by the Senate Finance Committee in late March.

As IRS general counsel, Korb succeeds Emily Parker, who had served as acting counsel following the departure of B. John Williams Jr. Williams left the service in July for a job in the private sector.

This will be Korb’s third stint with the IRS. Thirty years ago, he began as an attorney/advisor in the office of the IRS chief counsel, and later, during the Reagan administration, spent two years as an assistant to then-Commissioner Roscoe Egger.

-- WebCPA staff

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