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Michael DiRoma | Co-founder & Partner

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Michael DiRoma previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs, where he advised and represented over 200 International Affairs officials. He worked to ensure the successful implementation of the Secretary of the Treasury’s legislative agenda on matters related to the World Bank and other multilateral development banks, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and international tax and trade policy.

Prior to Treasury, Mr. DiRoma served as Tax Counsel to Senator Susan M. Collins of Maine during the successful negotiation and passage of tax reform in the United States in 2017. He also led the Senator’s engagement on trade policy, most notably as principal sponsor of the PRINT Act of 2018, a calculated legislative reaction to U.S. duties on imported Canadian newsprint, which would have had a fatal effect on much of the American newspaper industry.

Before his service in the Senate, he was Director & Counsel at Quinn Gillespie & Associates, where he advised and represented a diverse roster of clients on matters related to taxation, foreign affairs, and financial services. A native of California, Mr. DiRoma holds a Master of Laws in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. He served as a law clerk in White House Counsel’s Office and for the Committee on Ways & Means of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. DiRoma is a Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Andrew Eck | Co-founder & Partner

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Andrew Eck was previously Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs where he was the principal liaison between the Department, Congress, and the interagency on all legislative issues relating to the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), including the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC), the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), and the Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF).

In this role, Mr. Eck directed all legislative activity regarding economic sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML), combating the financing of terrorism (CFT), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), beneficial ownership, and the exploitation of digital currencies and financial technology. He also served as the Legislative Director for the Department of the Treasury to the Intelligence Community (IC).

Prior to joining Treasury, Mr. Eck served as Staff Director of the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance. He was the inaugural head of the subcommittee where he designed its overall strategy and worked with Members and their senior staffs to implement legislative, regulatory, and oversight priorities. He was also Senior Policy Advisor to Chairman Jeb Hensarling.

Mr. Eck also served as Legislative Assistant to Senator Pat Roberts where he was responsible for economic and financial services issues relating to the Senator’s seat on the Finance and HELP Committees. He also worked as a management consultant at KPMG LLP. Mr. Eck holds a BSBA in Finance and Economics from Rockhurst University in Kansas City and a Master’s in Government from the Johns Hopkins University, and he is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE).

Victor Fleischer | Senior Advisor

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Victor Fleischer is a Professor of Law at the University of California at Irvine, where he teaches and writes in the areas of corporate tax, international tax, partnership tax, tax policy, and alternative investments. He served as the Democratic Chief Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee from 2016-17.

From 2012-2016, Prof. Fleischer wrote a column on tax policy for the Dealbook section of the New York Times. Prior to joining UC-Irvine, Prof. Fleischer held tenured or visiting professorships at the University of San Diego Law School, the University of Colorado Law School, University of Illinois College of Law, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and NYU School of Law.

Before his accomplished career in academia, he practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and clerked in both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Ninth Circuit.