Teresa N. Taylor
Of Counsel, Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of Maryland; M.A., St. John’s College; J.D., M.A., American University; LL.M., Georgetown
Ms. Taylor is Of Counsel at Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, and is the managing member of TiCranium, LLC. Ms. Taylor’s federal practice focuses on managing...Continue Reading
Ms. Taylor is Of Counsel at Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, and is the managing member of TiCranium, LLC. Ms. Taylor’s federal practice focuses on managing and mitigating risks for clients in the areas of regulatory compliance and data privacy, and cyber security to the public and private sectors. Her practice includes civil litigation, white collar defense, international law, ethics counseling, and federal tax controversy.
Previously, as Senior Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Ms. Taylor’s work included matters involving appropriations; federal violations; legislative questions and regulatory compliance; inter-agency agreements; agency-wide settlement, liability and damage assessment issues; ethics; and fiscal law relating to Bureau and U.S. Department of Treasury operations, litigation, criminal investigations, contracts and technology, financial institutions and products, employee matters, and international questions. Prior to service at the Internal Revenue Service, Ms. Taylor was an Associate at Clifford Chance in Litigation, where she practiced white collar defense and regulatory compliance.
Ms. Taylor served as a federal law clerk to three federal judges at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia: The Honorable James C. Turk, U.S. Senior District Judge; The Honorable James P. Jones, Chief U.S. District Judge; and The Honorable Michael F. Urbanksi, U.S. Magistrate Judge (now an Article III Judge).
Ms. Taylor’s international human rights work includes participation in the UN Conference on the Establishment of the International Criminal Court, where she assisted in drafting the gender crimes portion of the Statute of the Court, and advocated to country delegations on the need for inclusion of gender crimes in the Statute. She additionally founded and served as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization whose mission was to raise awareness of contemporary genocidal atrocities not receiving adequate media attention, with focus on the need for justice and accountability under international humanitarian law. As an Adjunct Professor, she has taught International Human Rights Law; Business Law; Criminal Law; and Criminal Evidence and Procedure.
Ms. Taylor’s pro bono work includes serving as Special Assistant District Attorney, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Appeals Bureau, Brooklyn, New York; and as Criminal Appellate Defender Counsel, Office of Appellate Defender, Manhattan.
Ms. Taylor is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., New York, and Maryland. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Tax Court; and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.