Sandra Brown is an attorney with the law firm Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C. in Beverly Hills, California. Ms. Brown joined the firm as a principal after serving most recently as the first Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California. Her practice focuses on individuals and organizations who are involved in criminal tax investigations, including related grand jury matters, court litigation and appeals, as well as representing and advising taxpayers involved in complex and sophisticated civil tax controversies, including representing and advising taxpayers in sensitive-issue audits and administrative appeals, as well as civil litigation in federal, state and tax court. From March 2017 to January 2018, Ms. Brown served as the acting United States Attorney. In addition to leading the Central District of California’s United States Attorney’s Office where she supervised approximately 270 attorneys in the largest Justice Department office outside of Washington D.C., she also served as the chief of the tax division for more than ten years, where she supervised lawyers within the United States Attorney’s Office, the Department of Justice Tax Division and the Department of Treasury, who were responsible for complex federal civil and criminal tax matters, including related grand jury proceedings, trials and appeals. Ms. Brown earned her LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Denver and her J.D. degree from Thomas M Cooley Law School. She is a fellow, American College of Tax Counsel, as well as a member of the American Bar Association, the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation, the NYU Tax Controversy Institute, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Women White Collar Defense Association.
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