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  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2014
  • P.B.C., Minzu University, 2008
  • B.A., University of Oregon, 2005

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  • U.S. Tax Court

Government Experience

Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 2014-2019

Judicial Intern, Honorable Margaret M. Cangilos-Ruiz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (N.D.N.Y)

Jonathan R. Black

Associate, Washington, D.C.
(202) 862-5061 | v-card | PDF

Jonathan R. Black is an Associate in the Tax Controversy practice group. Prior to private practice, Mr. Black served as an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, where he defended the IRS in Tax Court, drafted regulations and other published guidance, and advised the IRS and the Department of Justice on a myriad of legal issues. He also provided IRS attorneys training on administrative law and legal ethics.


Mr. Black advises individuals and businesses on a wide range of matters relating to compliance with their U.S. tax obligations, including:

  • information reporting obligations;

  • FBAR compliance;

  • penalties and reasonable cause; and

  • streamlined filing procedures and voluntary disclosure.


While attending Cornell Law School, Mr. Black was an Editor for the Journal of Law and Public Policy. He also served as a Judicial Intern at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York.

Mr. Black is fluent in Chinese and has fundamental knowledge of Japanese.

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