Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in a panel titled "Tax Defense" at the NACDL 13th Annual White Collar Seminar "Defending The White Collar Case: In & Out Of Court"
With nearly 5,000 federal criminal offenses, and hundreds of thousands of regulations that can be punished criminally, the power of the federal prosecutor has never been stronger. Many of these offenses are vague on their face, others can be stretched beyond recognition, and nearly all are connected to the ever-increasing Sentencing Guidelines. Prosecutors are armed with broad charging discretion, and discovery rules that consistently favor the government. For those accused of white collar crime, this is their reality.
Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "Examination Do's & Don'ts" at the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) 2017 National Conference
The way you work with an IRS examiner can sometimes mean the difference between a no-change letter and a referral to the Criminal Investigations Unit. In this course, we walked you through best practices for guiding a client through an IRS examination, and common pitfalls to avoid, from the perspective of a tax litigation lawyer who has seen the results of examinations done right and very, very wrong.
Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "Conflicts Of Interest" at the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) 2017 National Conference
Conflicts of interest arise in practice before the IRS all the time, and smart practitioners need to know how to spot and avoid those conflicts before it becomes a malpractice or a disciplinary issue. In this session, attendees learned about common conflicts of interest that arise in practice before the IRS, and the best way to avoid them.
Kostelanetz & Fink partner Caroline Ciraolo appeared on MSNBC on Monday, July 24, 2017 to discuss how Special Counsel Robert Mueller can obtain access to federal tax returns and why tax returns might be relevant in the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign. Ciraolo, who joined Kostelanetz & Fink this year as a partner and co-founder of the firm’s new D.C. office, appeared on the inaugural airing of host Ari Melber’s new show “The Beat.”
Ms. Ciraolo delivered a presentation as part of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel Lecture Series.
Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "A Perspective on IRS Virtual Currency Enforcement Action" at the Blockchain, Accounting, Audit & Tax Conference
This panel focused on recent IRS enforcement activities including the use of John Doe summons to get expansive customer records from a virtual currency exchange. John Doe summons are generally used to obtain information when specific taxpayers cannot be identified in an investigation.