Eric Solomon is a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington DC. He was the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) at the Treasury Department from December 2006 to January 2009. He joined the Treasury Department in October of 1999. Before his appointment as Assistant Secretary, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Regulatory Affairs). Before and after serving at the Treasury Department, Eric was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, where he was in the National Tax Department in Washington, DC. Before joining Ernst & Young, Eric served at the Internal Revenue Service, where he was Assistant Chief Counsel (Corporate) from 1990 to 1995. As Assistant Chief Counsel (Corporate), Eric headed the IRS legal division with responsibility for corporate tax issues. Before joining the IRS, Eric practiced tax law in New York, and was a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia. He is a former chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.