Michael Mundaca – March 16 education session

Director of National Tax


Michael is the leader of the National Tax Department at Ernst & Young LLP.
Prior to re-joining EY in 211, Michael served at the US Treasury Department as the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, at the appointment of President Obama, heading the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy and advising Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on matters relating to taxation. Upon leaving the Treasury Department, he received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department’s highest honor.

Prior to his appointment as Assistant Treasury Secretary in 29, Michael served from 27-29, during both the Bush and Obama Administrations, as the Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for International Tax Affairs. While at the Treasury in that role, he represented the United States at various international forums, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as well in the negotiation of various tax treaties and other international agreements.

Michael also served at the Treasury Department from 1997-22, during both the Clinton and Bush Administrations, in Tax Policy’s Office of the International Tax Counsel, leaving in 22 as the Deputy International Tax Counsel.

From 22-27, Michael was a principal in the International Tax Services group of EY’s National Tax Department in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Treasury in 1997, he worked at Sullivan & Cromwell, a New York law firm, where he had begun practicing tax law, in 1993.

Michael holds a BA from Columbia University, an MA from the University of Chicago, a JD from the University of California, Berkeley (where he was Senior Executive Editor of The California Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif), and an LL.M., with a specialization in international tax, from the University of Miami.