Matthew D. Lee

Partner | Fox Rothschild LLP

Matthew D. Lee is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild LLP. He is a former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney who concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and federal tax controversies. Mr. Lee represents companies and individuals in criminal investigations involving tax, money laundering, health care, securities, FCPA, public corruption, procurement, and fraud offenses, and has significant experience in handling all stages of federal litigation including trials and appeals. Mr. Lee also represents businesses and individuals in all stages of proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, including audits, appeals, and collections, and Tax Court and district court litigation. He also has extensive experience in advising clients on issues regarding foreign bank account reporting (FBAR) obligations, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and the Internal Revenue Service’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs. He has represented hundreds of U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed foreign financial assets. Mr. Lee has published numerous articles regarding the IRS voluntary disclosure programs and FBAR and FATCA reporting obligations and speaks frequently on these topics. Mr. Lee also conducts corporate internal investigations and advises clients as to corporate compliance issues involving the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA Patriot Act, FATCA, and anti-money laundering laws and regulations. Mr. Lee is the author of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Answer Book (Practicing Law Institute) and publishes a blog entitled Tax Controversy and Financial Crimes Report (


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