Faculty: Anthony J. Kim

Anthony J. Kim, MBA, JD

Senior Adjunct Professor
San Francisco
faculty bio

Anthony Kim has nearly 20 years of experience as an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, I.R.S. in various roles. Currently, Tony is Senior Counsel with the Large Business & International Division. Previously, Tony held the position of Deputy Area Counsel (Large & Mid-Size Business Division). As Deputy Area Counsel for Communications, Technology & Media, Tony managed several field offices totaling over 40 attorneys and paralegals. In addition, he supervised national industry programs covering Sports, Telecommunications, Gaming, High Technology, Research Credit, Media & Entertainment working closely with Technical Advisors to propose/draft published guidance. He has served as Associate Area Counsel managing litigation in both the Small-Business/Self-Employed and Large Business & International Divisions. During his career with the Office of Chief Counsel, Tony has received numerous local and national awards for excellence in research, writing as well as developing innovative solutions to improve work efficiency. Tony has served as the lead instructor training new managers on effective communication and management skills.

In addition to his government  background, Tony has private sector experience as an Executive Director of Tax Controversy and Risk Management Services with Ernst & Young, LLP (“E&Y”) from 2008-2009. In this role, he led the Pacific Northwest controversy practice for E&Y assisting clients to address a wide range of IRS issues ranging from compliance with IRS procedures and policies to negotiating proposed tax adjustments. In 2003, Tony began his part-time position as an adjunct professor at GGU. In 2014, Tony received the distinguished adjunct faculty award from GGU. He also serves as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s College teaching Fundamentals of Individual Federal Income Taxation. He has provided presentations at enrolled agent CLE programs, local Tax Executive Institute sessions, IRS training programs and Chief Counsel CPE programs. Tony earned his B.A. from Amherst College, an MBA from the College of William & Mary and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the New York state bar and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.


TA 329
Tax Research And Decision Making


  • International Tax
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Procedure


  • BS (Political Science), Amherst College
  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • MBA (Finance), College of William & Mary


  • 2003-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • Senior Counsel, the Office of Chief Counsel, Large Business & International Division, Internal Revenue Service
Prior Work Experience: 2008-2009
  • Executive Director of Tax Controversy & Risk Management Services, Ernst & Young, LLP



  • Senior Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, 2011
  • Chief Counsel Innovation Award, 2008
  • Chief Counsel Special Act Award, 1996-2002
  • Chief Counsel Manager's Award, 2004