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Niles A. Elber
Caplin & Drysdale
Niles A. Elber Member

nelber@capdale.com

P: (202) 862-7827

F: (202) 429-3301

Washington, D.C. Office

Practice Areas

Awards & Rankings

  • The Legal 500, Next Generation Lawyers, 2017; Recommended, 2017
  • The Legal 500, Top-Tier Firm, Tax - US Taxes - Contentious, 2010, 2015-Present

Recent News

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Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation - Update, 2017 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting, May 13, 2017
  • Moderator, Restitution, ABA Tax Section, January 21, 2017
  • Moderator, Offshore: What Should the Noncompliant Accountholders be Doing Now?, The 2016 ABA 33rd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 6th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, December 8, 2016
  • Moderator, Department of Justice Tax Division Update, American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2016 Fall Meeting, October 1, 2016
  • Moderator, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation - Update, American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2016 May Meeting, May 7, 2016
  • Panelist, Offshore: What Should the Noncompliant Accountholders be Doing Now?, American Bar Association, 32nd Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 5th National Institute on Tax Controversy Conference, December 10, 2015
  • Panelist, Aggressive Audit Techniques - Tales from the Trenches, American Bar Association, 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, September 19, 2015
  • Speaker, Offshore Enforcement, Federal Bar Association Section of Taxation, Tax Practice and Procedure Roundtable Discussion, June 29, 2015
  • Panelist, Mitigating the Conviction: Addressing Immediate and Collateral Consequences, American Bar Association, 31st Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud & 4th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, December 12, 2014
  • Panelist, 2014 OVDP and Streamlined Procedures - An Update, American Bar Association, 2014 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, September 20, 2014
  • Panelist, Sentencing and Incarceration Considerations When Representing the Guilty Client, American Bar Association, July 30, 2014
  • Moderator, Latest Developments in Offshore Opt Outs and Examinations, American Bar Association, January 25, 2014
  • Speaker, Criminal Investigations/Offshore Reporting, North Carolina Bar Association, 12th Annual North Carolina / South Carolina Tax Section Workshops, May 24, 2013
  • Panelist, Reports of Subcommittees on Important Developments, American Bar Association, 2013 May Meeting, May 11, 2013
  • Panelist, Global High Wealth Industry Group Examinations, District of Columbia Bar, Tax Audits and Litigation Tax Committee, February 26, 2013
  • Panelist, Civl & Criminal Tax Penalties: Reports of Subcommittees on Important Developments, American Bar Association, 2013 Midyear Meeting, January 26, 2013
  • Panelist, Revisiting the Sensitive Audit in an Era of Greater Financial Transparency, American Bar Association, December 6, 2012
  • Speaker, OVDI: Where Are We and How Did We Get There, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting, December 3, 2012
  • Speaker, Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties: Reports of Subcommittees on Important Developments, American Bar Association, 2012 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, September 15, 2012
  • Panelist, Civil and Criminal Tax Enforcement: What Can We Expect from the IRS?, J. Nelson Young Tax Institute, April 26, 2012
  • Panelist, Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties: Reports of Subcommittees on Important Developments, American Bar Association, 2012 Midyear Meeting, February 18, 2012
  • Moderator, Sentencing - How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation, American Bar Association, 2012 Midyear Meeting, February 18, 2012
  • Moderator, Sentencing: The Bottom Line, 28th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the First National Institute on Tax Controversy, December 1, 2011
  • Panelist, Reports of Subcommittees on Important Developments Regarding Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties - Federal Sentencing Guidelines, American Bar Association, 2011 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, October 22, 2011
  • Speaker, Recent Developments, IRS National Tax Forum, August 30, 2011
  • Speaker, Resolving IRS Tax Controversies, How to Prepare for Audits and Appeals, Resolve IRS Disputes, Mitigate Penalties and Understand Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods, Bloomberg BNA, June 13, 2011
  • Speaker, Reports of Subcommittees on Important Developments: Sentencing Guidelines, American Bar Association, 2011 Midyear Meeting, January 21, 2011
  • Speaker, Reports of Subcommittees on Important Developments - Sentencing Guidelines, American Bar Association, 2010 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, September 25, 2010

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Recent Publications

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Education

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1999
  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 1998, cum laude
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1993

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
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