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Steptoe & Johnson announces Zarlenga return

Lisa Zarlenga has returned to Steptoe & Johnson as the co-chair of its tax group. She will also act as a member of the firm’s government affairs and public policy group.

In her three years away from the firm, Zarlenga has worked as tax legislative counsel in the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy. Before this, she had been at Steptoe for 15 years.

At the Office of Tax Policy she led a team of 16 advising on a variety of tax policy issues including individual, corporate, partnership, tax-exempt organisations, financial products, estate & gift, income tax accounting, energy, excise taxes, and procedure and administration.

At Steptoe, she helped clients structure tax-free and taxable acquisitions and dispositions, restructure troubled businesses and attain advance rulings from the IRS, and advised on special rules governing consolidated groups.

Zarlenga is active in the tax community and has held positions such as chair of the DC Bar Tax Section and vice-chair of the corporate tax committee of the ABA Tax Section.

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