Caroline D. Ciraolo moderated the panel titled "Addressing Conflicts Of Interest In Today's Tax Practice" at the 2018 New England IRS Representation Conference

Practitioners are often faced with ethical conundrums in everyday practice.  The representation of spouses in an exam, discovering information not reported in a prior year, issues with financial information that surfaces after it has been provided to the IRS, etc.  Our panel of practitioner and government experts reviewed these situations and discussed them so that attendees will know what to do (and not do) when these issues arise.


  • Caroline Ciraolo, Esq., Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, Washington, D.C.


  • Karen Hawkins, Esq., Former Director, IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, Yachats, OR
  • Ellis L. Reemer, Esq. DLA Piper, New York, NY
  • Honorable Marvin Garbis, (soon Retired), U.S. District Judge U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland