Scott D. Michel - Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Scott D. Michel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 202-862-5030

Scott D. Michel is a Member of Caplin & Drysdale and has been with the firm since 1981. He is on the firm's Board of Directors, and served as the firm's President from 2007-2015.


He advises and represents individuals and corporations nationwide in the following:

  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Advising U.S. citizens living abroad and foreign entities doing business in the U.S. about coming into tax compliance
  • Counseling financial institutions, other companies, advisors and professionals on criminal tax matters arising from U.S. Justice Department investigations, including representation of financial institutions as to the DOJ Tax Division's Program for Swiss Banks and the negotiation of deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements in other matters 
  • Sensitive civil tax examinations where fraud or substantial penalty issues may arise
  • Criminal tax fraud investigations
  • Criminal tax fraud investigations Corporate internal investigations of tax and financial related matters
  • Tax shelter matters, including criminal and civil penalty examinations of tax shelter promoters and professionals

University of VirginiaJ.D. 1980

Office Location

One Thomas Circle, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Tax Law (Controversy, Criminal, Fraud, Litigation, Voluntary Disclosure)