Kathryn Keneally (LL.M. '93)On March 29, the U.S. Senate confirmed Kathryn Keneally (LL.M. ’93) as the assistant attorney general for the Tax Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Keneally, who graduated from NYU Law’s LL.M. Tax program, has worked in private practice for more than 25 years, most recently as a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski. There, Keneally represented clients in tax controversies, white collar criminal defense, and commercial litigation. Keneally has also chaired mulitple committees for the American Bar Association, including the ABA Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee, the ABA Standards of Tax Practice Committee, the ABA Subcommittee on Department of Justice Procedures, and the ABA Taxation Section.

In her new role, Keneally will oversee more than 300 civil and criminal lawyers. “Kathryn will be integral to our efforts to enforce our nation's tax laws fully and fairly,” said Attorney General Eric Holder in a statement released by the DOJ

Along with Keneally, Michael Horowitz was also confirmed as inspector general for the DOJ. “I'm confident Kathryn and Michael will provide strong leadership to the department, and will play an instrumental role in fulfilling our critical mission of protecting the American people,” Holder said. "They are both welcome additions to our senior leadership team."

Posted April 3, 2012