The Treasury Department has made three new appointments to the Office of Tax Policy.Michael J. Desmond was named tax legislative counsel, Harry J. "Hal" Hicks III was named international tax counsel and Robert H. Dilworth was named senior advisor.

As tax counsel in the Office of Tax Policy, Desmond will be responsible for a broad range of issues relating to domestic federal tax law. Desmond was most recently a partner at McKee Nelson LLP in Washington, where his practice focused on large-case tax litigation and tax controversy matters.

Hicks will be responsible for all matters relating to international taxation issues and will coordinate the Treasury's role in the negotiation of international tax treaties. He currently serves as associate chief counsel at the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to
joining the IRS, Hicks was a partner in the international law firm of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, and was a partner and deputy national director of international tax services at Ernst & Young.

Dilworth, meanwhile, will advise on a broad range of tax policy issues.

Previously, Dilworth served in the Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. During his tenure at PwC, Dilworth served as leader or co-leader of the firm's national global structuring group.


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