Caroline D. Ciraolo
Acting Assistant Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Tax attorney Caroline D. Ciraolo has taken on a large-scale management experience as the acting assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, and she loves every minute of it.
“The men and women of the Tax Division are bright, hardworking and deeply committed to tax enforcement,” Ciraolo said. “I’m truly honored to be a member of this team.”
She oversees 370 attorneys and 120 employees to enforce internal revenue laws through civil litigation and criminal prosecutions.
The tax division is undergoing a robust hiring effort, bringing on 76 attorneys in the last year. As a result, Ciraolo has had the opportunity to help establish several mentoring programs and a new, innovative training curricula for the division’s attorneys.
Prior to joining the Tax Division, Ciraolo formed and grew the Tax Controversy and Litigation practice group at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP, where she was a partner.
Taking pro bono cases has always been important to Ciraolo, who served on the board of directors of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service from 2009 to 2014.
She was selected for the ABA Section of Taxation’s Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award in 2010. She was awarded Educator of the Year in 2008 for her work training volunteers for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service low income taxpayer clinic.
In 2011, Ciraolo and Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP’s Tax Controversy group began serving as instructors at Fort Meade in the Military Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
“I know my family is protected because they are out there in uniform,” she said. “It’s a small way to give back, we felt very privileged to be able to do that.”