Jed M. Silversmith
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Jed M. Silversmith concentrates his practice in white collar litigation, with a particular focus on civil and criminal tax controversy matters.
Mr. Silversmith has over a decade of experience working on civil and criminal enforcement matters in the public sector. He worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, where he served as a trial attorney for the Southern Criminal Enforcement Section from 2006 to 2014. At the Tax Division, he prosecuted a wide range of criminal tax cases in federal courts throughout the United States. The matters involved tax evasion, failure to pay employment taxes, money laundering, and bank fraud. Mr. Silversmith has tried over twenty cases including ten jury trials in federal district court.
As part of his work at the Tax Division, Mr. Silversmith worked on investigations of taxpayers with undisclosed foreign bank accounts and other offshore matters. He garnered significant experience working with the Tax Division’s Civil regional sections. He regularly counseled IRS agents and attorneys on collection matters including levies, foreclosure actions, jeopardy assessments, penalty litigation, and other issues. Mr. Silversmith received three outstanding attorney awards from the Tax Division during his tenure.
Prior to working at the Tax Division, Mr. Silversmith served as a trial attorney for the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2003 to 2006. He worked on a number of substantial investigations involving the manipulation and false reporting of energy prices. He also handled a number of enforcement matters for the Commission in federal court and before administrative law judges. Mr. Silversmith regularly worked with criminal authorities on parallel investigations.
After earning his JD, Mr. Silversmith served as a law clerk for the Honorable James T. Turner, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Silversmith has published several law review articles on constitutional issues including: “Between Heaven and Earth: The Interrelationship Between Intellectual Property and the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment” (co-authored with Jack A. Guggenheim, University of Alabama Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 2, Winter 2000); and “Confederate License Plates at the Constitutional Crossroads” (co-authored with Jack A. Guggenheim, University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 3, April 2000).