IRS News Release  
October 11, 1994

Stuart Brown is New IRS Chief Counsel

WASHINGTON - Stuart L. Brown is the new Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and assistant general counsel for the Treasury Department.

Brown was confirmed by the United States Senate on Oct. 4, 1994 and sworn in on Oct. 5, 1994.

In this position, Brown is the principal legal advisor to IRS Commissioner Margaret Milner Richardson. He will initiate and direct policies on tax litigation, interpretation and development of internal revenue laws, and all non-tax legal matters for the IRS.

At the time of his appointment, Brown was the associate chief counsel (domestic). He succeeds David L. Jordan, who served as acting chief counsel since January 20, 1993. Jordan is now the regional counsel in Dallas.

Brown graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 1972 with a degree in history. In 1975 he received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Following law school, he served as an attorney-advisor to Judge Raum of the United States Tax Court. In 1977 Brown joined the Washington, D.C., law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, where he practiced for 12 years. From April 1989 until 1991, he served as deputy chief of staff for the Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress. During his career, Brown has also been a lecturer in law at American University and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Brown is a native of Bethesda, Md. He is married and has two children.

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