Andrew C. Strelka
Counsel

Washington, D.C.
astrelka@milchev.com
202-626-5800 Phone
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Andrew C. Strelka

Andrew Strelka is Counsel in the Tax Department, focusing on tax litigation, enforcement and investigations. Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Strelka served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Tax Division. At DOJ, Mr. Strelka represented the United States as lead counsel in a wide variety of civil litigation in federal district and bankruptcy courts throughout the country. Mr. Strelka has extensive experience in tax refund suits, matters concerning the Administrative Procedure Act, tax-exempt organizations and bankruptcy proceedings, having represented the United States in more than one hundred bankruptcy matters. Mr. Strelka also has considerable courtroom experience and has independently litigated cases from pre-suit negotiations through the appellate process.  More >

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  • Lead government attorney on a five-day jury trial resulting in $2.8M win.
     
  • Successfully defended a $1.4M claim for federal taxes in a hospital's Chapter 11 reorganization, including appeal from the bankruptcy court to the district court.
     
  • Second chair on a $11M transfer pricing bankruptcy trial against the domestic subsidiary of a Chinese manufacturer/distributor.
     
  • In a matter of first impression, successfully argued before the Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel that a Chapter 11 debtor's payment of $600K of pre-petition penalties resulted in reasonably equivalent value.
Government Experience
  • Clearance Counsel (DOJ Detailee), Office of White House Counsel, Washington, DC, 2013 - 2014
  • Trial Attorney (Attorney General’s Honors Program), U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Civil Trial Section Eastern Region, Washington, DC, 2010 - 2014
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, Civil Division, Washington, DC, 2009
  • Tax Law Specialist (Presidential Management Fellow), IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division, Exempt Organizations Office of Rulings & Agreements, Washington, DC, 2008 - 2010
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Legal 500: Tax: Contentious, 2016
  • U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Award, 2013
  • Federal Bar Association Younger Federal Lawyer Award, 2012
  • American University Outstanding Graduate Award, 2008
  • First Place, Federal Bar Association Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition, 2008
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Chair, Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation, 2013 – 2014  
  • Co-Chair (Public Sector Chair), Federal Bar Association Tax Law Conference, 2011 – 2012
  • Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Federal Bar Association Young Tax Lawyers' Group, 2010 – 2011
  • Associate, J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court, 2011 - present
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Tax Court
Clerkships
Foreign Languages
Education
  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction, Dean's List, 2010
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, cum laude, 2008
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2002