Kevin F Sweeney

Senior Counsel

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Law Firm - National

Professional Summary

Kevin F. Sweeney is a former federal tax prosecutor with over a decade of experience. His practice focuses on high-stakes IRS audits, tax litigation, and criminal tax defense for entities and individuals all over the world.

Kevin represents clients in IRS audits and civil tax litigation before the United States Tax Court, District Courts, and Court of Federal Claims. His skill set is especially suited for sensitive audits and litigation where penalty, fraud, or criminal issues could arise. Kevin has investigated or litigated tax issues concerning FBARs, unreported subpart F income, controlled foreign corporations, captive insurance, employment tax, mark-to-market elections, like-kind exchanges, and tax shelters.

Kevin is also a seasoned criminal tax defense attorney. Before joining the firm, Kevin was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division where he led many of its most successful tax cases including offshore banking cases against Swiss banks BSI SA, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) SA, and Edmond de Rothschild SA. At DOJ, he routinely investigated, reviewed, and assessed bank employee misconduct, internal controls, risk assessments, FATCA compliance, and AML procedures. Cases Kevin has litigated have been covered by Fortune, Bloomberg, and The Financial Times.

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February 23

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Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Senior Counsel
Law Firm - National
United States Department of Justice, Tax Division
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Trial Attorney
Government - Federal


BBA, Accounting 2002
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
New York Law School
New York, New York, United States
Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

New York

New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Associations and Societies

  • American Bar Association - Section of Taxation (Civil and Criminal Penalties Committee)
  • American Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section (White-Collar Crime Committee)
  • American Bar Association - International Law Section (International Tax Committee)

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