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Joshua Wu

Latham & Watkins LLP
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joshua.wu@lw.com
(202) 637-3376

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Joshua Wu, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) for Appellate and Review in the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), counsels and advocates for companies and high net worth individuals on all aspects of tax controversies and litigation. Mr. Wu advises on issues ranging from tax accounting disputes, to corporate and partnership transactional issues, international questions, employee benefits matters, and tax-exempt controversies. He brings a unique knowledge base and skill set to his clients, drawing on his experience both in senior leadership roles in the DOJ’s Tax Division and in private practice.

Most recently, when Mr. Wu served as DAAG, he oversaw virtually all appeals in civil federal tax cases throughout the country and managed a 40-lawyer team. He also represented the United States in appellate oral arguments, evaluated and approved significant civil settlement offers, and furnished advice to the Tax Division’s trial sections in complex tax cases.

Mr. Wu previously served as DAAG for Policy and Planning, where he led the Office of Management and Administration (OMA) at DOJ. In that role, he led the operational functions of the Tax Division and led the Office of Legislation and Policy, which works with the Department of Treasury, the IRS, and other agencies on legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives. Prior to his government service, Mr. Wu was a partner at a large international law firm. 

 

About Us: Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 3,000 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The firm has internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

Upcoming Live Webinars

NEW IRS PARTNERSHIP AUDIT RULES: WHERE THINGS STAND IN 2021

Available Date(s)
Monday, May 24, 2021: 10:00AM EDT

CostFREE  CPE Credits1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other      

Archived Webinars Offered

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT TAX ENFORCEMENT AND WORKER CLASSIFICATION

Date RecordedNovember 19, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

NEW IRS CRYPTOCURRENCY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

Date RecordedAugust 14, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TAXING THE SHARING AND FREELANCE ECONOMIES

Date RecordedJuly 15, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent    

TAX CONTROVERSY HOT TOPICS

Date RecordedMay 30, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

THE NEW IRS VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES (DOMESTIC AND OFFSHORE)

Date RecordedMay 14, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

SELECTED PRACTICAL ISSUES FACING TAX PRACTITIONERS

Date RecordedMarch 13, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaBusiness Management and Organization  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm    

REVISITING CHOICE OF ENTITY AFTER TAX REFORM

Date RecordedJanuary 17, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TAX REFORM AND 2018 UPDATES FOR YOUR CLIENTS: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Date RecordedNovember 16, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent    

LEGAL MARIJUANA AND SECTION 280E – TAX AND ETHICAL ISSUES

Date RecordedJuly 12, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm    

NOWHERE TO HIDE: OFFSHORE TAX FILING REQUIREMENTS

Date RecordedJune 25, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent    

CRYPTOCURRENCY TAX COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT

Date RecordedJune 11, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TAX EXTENDERS AND TAX REFORM: WHAT'S A TAX PROFESSIONAL TO DO?

Date RecordedJune 6, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

ADVISING STARTUPS AND ENTREPRENEURS

Date RecordedMay 24, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaPractice Management (Management Advisory Services)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm    

TAX REFORM AND PASS-THROUGH ENTITIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 199A, 172, ETC

Date RecordedApril 3, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TAX REFORM: HOW DOES IT IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS CLIENTS

Date RecordedMarch 5, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

TAX REFORM UPDATE

Date RecordedFebruary 20, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

FIGHTING FBAR AND OFFSHORE PENALTIES

Date RecordedOctober 19, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm    

PARTNERSHIP TAX 101: NEW IRS AUDIT RULES AND REPEAL OF TEFRA

Date RecordedOctober 11, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent    

CHALLENGING THE TAX MAN (PART II): TAX LITIGATION 101

Date RecordedAugust 29, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm    

CHALLENGING THE TAX MAN (PART I): NUTS AND BOLTS OF AN IRS AUDIT

Date RecordedAugust 17, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length2.0 hours  Subject AreaAuditing  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm    

FROM BAD TO WORSE: WHEN AN AUDIT GOES CRIMINAL - PART II

Date RecordedJune 21, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other    

FEDERAL BUSINESS TAX UPDATE: RECENT TAX CHANGES IN DC THAT AFFECT YOUR CLIENTS

Date RecordedDecember 6, 2016  CostFREE  Course Length2.0 hours  Subject AreaTaxes  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Enrolled Agent, Other