Pamela F. Olson, a partner at Skadden, Arps from 1990 to 2001, rejoined the firm in 2004 as a partner in the Tax Group. Ms. Olson formerly was an assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Since rejoining Skadden, Ms. Olson has represented clients in a broad range of matters, including IRS audits, appeals and litigation; congressional investigations; private letter ruling requests and other administrative guidance; and in the submission of comments on proposed regulations. She also has advised clients on tax and social security reform, legislative matters and the structuring of transactions. She is a frequent speaker on tax, economic and federal budget matters and has testified before several congressional committees.
As assistant secretary for tax policy, Ms. Olson had supervisory responsibility for providing the secretary of the treasury with policy analysis, advice and recommendations relating to all aspects of domestic and international issues of federal taxation, including all legislative proposals, regulatory guidance and tax treaties, and for providing the official estimates of all government receipts for the president’s budget, fiscal policy decisions and treasury cash management decisions. Ms. Olson joined the U.S. Department of the Treasury as the deputy assistant secretary for tax policy in February 2001 and was confirmed as assistant secretary for tax policy in September 2002. Prior to joining Skadden in 1986, Ms. Olson held positions with the chief counsel’s office of the Internal Revenue Service as special assistant to the chief counsel, as an attorney-advisor in the Legislation and Regulations Division and as a trial attorney in San Diego District Counsel.more » « less