Posted by: Taxlitigator | February 25, 2015

President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Cono R. Namorato, for Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, Department of Justice

Cono Namorato is an extraordinary individual with an outstanding character and the highest integrity. He is amazingly well qualified to lead the Tax Division with his deep knowledge and understanding of the Internal Revenue Code, the Treasury Regulations and relevant case authorities involved in a wide range of both civil and criminal tax related issues.

Mr. Namorato knows, understands and respects the history and traditions of the Tax Division and its relationship with the Internal Revenue Service. When it occurs, everyone should be extremely proud of his Nomination to become the next Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, Department of Justice.




Office of the Press Secretary 


February 24, 2015

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:


Cono R. Namorato – Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, Department of Justice


President Obama said, “I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country. They bring their years of experience and expertise to this Administration, and I look forward to working with them.”

President Obama announced . . .

Cono R. Namorato, Nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, Department of Justice. Cono R. Namorato is currently a Member of the law firm Caplin & Drysdale, a position he has held since 2006 and previously from 1978 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Namorato served as Acting Deputy Commissioner for certain designated matters and as Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Department of the Treasury. Before beginning his career at Caplin & Drysdale, Mr. Namorato held various positions within the Tax Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), including Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 1977 to 1978, Assistant Chief and then Chief of the Criminal Section from 1973 to 1977, and Supervisory Trial Attorney and Trial Attorney from 1968 to 1973. Mr. Namorato began his career in 1963 as a Special Agent for the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS in the Brooklyn District. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Mr. Namorato has headed various tax-related committees and subcommittees for the American Bar Association, serving as Chair of the Tax Section’s Subcommittee on Criminal Tax Policy, Chair of the Committee on Tax Litigation, and Co-Chair of the Committee on Complex Criminal Litigation of the Litigation Section. Mr. Namorato received a B.B.A. from Iona College and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

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