Lisa M. Zarlenga serves as co-chair of the Steptoe’s Tax Group having returned to the firm after serving nearly four years as Tax Legislative Counsel at the US Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy.  She is also a member of the firm’s Government Affairs & Public Policy Group.  Ms. Zarlenga advises clients on federal income taxation issues, with a focus on corporate transactional and planning, tax policy with respect to proposed tax legislation or Treasury regulations, and tax controversy matters.


At Treasury, Ms. Zarlenga advised Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy on a broad range of domestic tax policy issues, including corporate, partnership, healthcare, tax-exempt organizations, energy, income tax accounting, estate and gift, and procedure and administration.  She oversaw preparation of regulations and other administrative guidance implementing the Internal Revenue Code in these areas.  She also oversaw the office’s legislative effort and preparation of the president’s revenue proposals for the annual budget.