THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Boston, Massachusetts)
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAULA M. JUNGHANS AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL
FOR THE TAX DIVISION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The President yesterday nominated Paula M. Junghans to be Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division at the Department of Justice.
Ms. Paula M. Junghans, of Baltimore, Maryland, is currently the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, a position she has held since January 1, 2000. She served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Matters from October 1998 through December 1999. Prior to her appointment in October 1998, she was engaged in the private practice of law and handled a broad range of criminal and civil tax matters, white collar criminal matters, and other litigation. Ms. Junghans was chair of the Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation from 1995 through 1997 and was President of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association in 1997-1998. She is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, the American Bar Foundation, and the Maryland Bar Foundation, and has served on the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission and Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission.
Ms. Junghans graduated from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1971 and earned her J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976.
The Principal Mission of the Tax Division is to represent the United States and its officers in civil and criminal litigation arising under the internal revenue laws, other than proceedings in the United States Tax Court. The major functions of the Division are to prosecute and defend in all courts, other than the Tax Court, civil suits, matters arising under the internal revenue laws, and litigation resulting from the taxing provisions of other Federal statutes, except those which are assigned to the Criminal Divisions. In addition, the Tax Division handles most criminal proceedings arising under the internal revenue laws and enforces tax liens.