With over 35 years of experience, Kim Marie Boylan heads White & Case’s tax controversy practice and, until recently, was the Head of White & Case’s Global Tax Practice – a position she held for nearly seven years. Kim also is Chair of the Firm’s Global MDR Committee, which advises the Firm and clients on mandatory disclosure regime requirements such as DAC6 in the EU and UK and Mexico’s mandatory disclosure regime. She is a recognized expert in tax controversy and transfer pricing, having won many awards in both areas and long being recognized in Expert Guides.
Kim is a trusted advisor to a broad spectrum of clients including major corporations, partnerships and other pass-through entities, and high net worth individuals. Clients turn to her for representation on sophisticated domestic and international tax disputes. The vast majority of Kim’s cases are never made public because of her success in resolving matters at the administrative level. On civil matters, she works closely with clients throughout the audit process and then through the IRS Appeals, fast track, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution processes. Kim’s practice also encompasses transfer pricing, as well as the Advance Pricing Agreement and competent authority processes, an area of practice that is greatly enhanced by her credentials as a Certified Public Accountant. If a case cannot be resolved administratively, clients rely on her significant tax litigation experience. Unlike many tax litigators, Kim is skilled at handling cases in all three potential tax litigation forums – the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the various United States district courts. Clients know that her development of a case at the administrative level always takes into account possible litigation and her cases are managed with that possibility in mind. She has also testified on clients’ behalf before the United States Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
While her practice focuses mainly on civil tax matters, Kim has also successfully represented numerous corporate and individual clients in connection with criminal tax matters. Kim has extensive experience resolving issues through the Internal Revenue Service’s various voluntary disclosure programs and the Department of Justice’s Program for Swiss Banks. She continues to advise banks and individuals in follow-up investigations that have stemmed from the Swiss Bank Program in the United States as well as in various other countries.
Kim also is an expert in the area of privilege and work product protection, particularly in the context of global tax matters. She often advise companies on these important issues both in the context of transactions as well as in disputes. She is a frequent speaker on these topics and has written the leading treatise on these issues.