We are the largest tax firm in the country with approximately 1,500 attorneys. As an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel you will work with and learn from some of the best legal tax minds in the country. Together we serve our client (the Internal Revenue Service) and the American public in applying the tax laws with integrity and fairness.
The Office of Chief Counsel is committed to embedding the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in every facet of our operations. The IRS Office of Chief Counsel strives to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion principles into the policies, procedures, and actions we take to accomplish our mission. Our commitment to fostering a climate of diversity, equality, fairness, inclusion, and respect extends to our workforce, client, taxpayers, the tax practitioner community, and the public. This commitment leads the IRS Office of Chief Counsel to foster an inclusive workforce that promotes and supports a climate of acceptance and belonging for all employees.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAW STUDENTS & ENTRY LEVEL ATTORNEYS
Honors Program for Entry-Level Attorneys
The Office of Chief Counsel’s Honors Program is a competitive, centralized recruitment program that is the only way for new attorneys (i.e., third-year law students and students who enter judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation) to join organization in an attorney position.
The Office of Chief Counsel’s Summer Legal Program is a competitive, centralized recruitment program for compensated summer internships law student positions. The majority of summer internship hires are second year law students who work at Chief Counsel the summer between their second and third years of law school. The summer legal program is also open to recent graduates between graduation and the start of a judicial clerkship or full-time qualifying legal fellowship.
Each year, hundreds of law students serve as volunteers with the Office of Chief Counsel for an unparalleled opportunity to work alongside attorneys in one our many offices to gain practical work experience.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS
The Office of Chief Counsel offers a broad range of opportunities for experienced attorneys to work on many significant and complex tax issues. As a general rule, an attorney who is an active member of the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction and has at least one year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience is eligible for an experienced attorney position. Nevertheless, some attorney positions have additional specialized experience requirements and additional eligibility criteria.
Opportunities for Experienced Attorneys
Attorney and Non-Attorney Jobs
Chief Counsel Recruitment Flyer
Attorney Interview about Tax Careers at the Office of Chief Counsel
CC/DOJ Panel Discussion on Federal Career Opportunities in Tax Law
Legal Careers Contact: The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, Attn: Attorney Recruitment
(CC:FM:HR:ARRP), 1111 Constitution Ave, NW, Room 6422, Washington, DC 20224
Please contact Ebony K. Howard at Ebony.K.Howard@irscounsel.treas.gov or (202) 317-4923 if you have any questions.