Alexander Schmidt serves as a Senior Technician Reviewer with the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel. He works at Branch 5 of Procedure and Administration at the national office. His practice involves providing advice to Chief Counsel and Department of Justice attorneys throughout the country on novel and/or complicated bankruptcy and whistleblower issues. Professor Schmidt also assists the Service with updating the Internal Revenue Manual’s bankruptcy provisions and staying current with changes to the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Additionally, he conducts trainings on bankruptcy law and maintains the Service’s bankruptcy and whistleblower reference materials.

Before joining the Office of Chief Counsel, Professor Schmidt served as a term law clerk for the Honorable John P. Gustafson at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio for just under three years. He has written articles on bankruptcy matters that have been published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, the Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, and on the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees’ Academy website. He graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2017 and received a B.A. in English Literature from The Ohio State University in 2011.