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Michael Desmond testifies before the Senate Committee on Finance, during his confirmation hearing to be Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and an Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM Michael Desmond during his confirmation hearing to be chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in 2018. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Michael Desmond, chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service during the Trump administration, joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher as a partner on Monday. As the IRS looks to ramp up enforcement efforts, Desmond said, he’ll seek to build up Gibson Dunn’s tax controversy practice.

Desmond wound up in the spotlight when President Donald Trump reportedly pushed for his nomination in 2019.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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