Elizabeth Askey Elizabeth is the Director of Ernst & Young's Northeast TCRMS practice. Liz joined the firm in September 2008, bringing twenty years of experience in counseling clients on a variety of domestic and international tax issues including tax accounting, research and development credits and energy industry tax issues.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Liz was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she concentrated on resolving complex tax controversies for multinational corporations before the IRS Examination and Appeals Divisions and in litigation. Liz also represented clients in ruling requests before the IRS and in policy matters (both regulatory and legislative) before the US Department of the Treasury and the Congressional tax-writing committees.
From 1999 to 2002, Liz served in the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy, first as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, and then as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel. During that time, Liz developed and reviewed Treasury regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, and notices. She also drafted and reviewed legislative proposals involving tax policy; worked on a variety of projects in areas involving tax administration, tax accounting, and natural resources; and had primary responsibility for taxpayer confidentiality and disclosure matters, including interfacing with White House staff and other federal departments and agencies. In October 2000, Liz received a Special Act Award for her coordination of the Treasury Department's Study of and Report to the Congress on the Scope and Use of Taxpayer Confidentiality and Disclosure Provisions.
Liz also served as Tax Counsel, Litigation & Appeals, for General Electric Company from 1995-1999 and as a tax associate at Miller & Chevalier from 1990-1995.
Liz graduated from Bryn Mawr College, magna cum laude, and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude. She is an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation, a frequent speaker on federal taxation issues, and author of numerous publications.