Sandra W. Hallmark is a partner in the firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC. She was formerly an Attorney-Adviser in the office of Chief Counsel of the IRS. A member of the New York State, Texas and District of Columbia bars, she holds a J.D. degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.