Professor McManus is a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP. He focuses his practice on civil and criminal tax litigation and controversies. He represents multinational corporations and other clients in IRS audits, administrative claims, IRS protests and post-appeals mediations. He was previously a partner and associate at Morgan Lewis, and also served as an Attorney-Adviser at the US Department of Housing & Urban Development. In 2012, Professor McManus successfully litigated NAGP v. Comm’r in the US Tax Court, which involved the tax treatment of $4.9 billion of intercompany debt. Mr. McManus regularly speaks at national tax conferences and is the author of numerous articles. He is the co-chair of both the ABA Tax Section’s Subcommittee on Attorney-Client and Constitutional Privileges and the American Law Institute’s annual conference: “Handling a Tax Controversy: Audits, Appeals, Litigation and Collections.”