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Wollman moves from Sullivan & Cromwell to IRS; Schnabel succeeds as NYSBA tax section chair

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Diana Wollman, a former partner of Sullivan & Cromwell, begins her new job today as director, international strategy in the Large Business and International division of the Internal Revenue Service.

She will report to Michael Danilack, deputy commissioner (international), and will be, said a recent internal e-mail, his principal adviser on a wide range of high-level and sensitive international issues and will oversee the development and implementation of all aspects of the IRS’s international strategic programme, including risk assessment, data management, trend analysis, training, and knowledge management capabilities, as well as assisting in developing and maintaining key contacts outside the Service.

At Sullivan & Cromwell, she specialised in the tax aspects of complex international transactions, managing tax audits and controversies, and handling clients’ other interactions with tax authorities.

David Schnabel will succeed Wollman as chairman of the tax section of the New York State Bar Association. He is a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton specialises in corporate M&A, acquisition financing and private fund formation.

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