Paula Junghans

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
Washington, DC
Phone 1: (202) 778-1850

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Described by a client as “the most complete lawyer I have ever known” in Chambers USA, Paula M. Junghans is a seasoned trial lawyer who has tried complex cases in courts throughout the United States.

Paula has more than 40 years of experience in federal tax litigation and white collar criminal matters and has the valuable perspective of having served both as a defense lawyer and a supervising prosecutor.

As a prosecutor and Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, she supervised the litigation of tax cases throughout the United States. In her current practice, she draws on her experience in tax procedure, as well as in the interrelationship between criminal and civil tax issues, to counsel individuals and businesses on complex investigations and prosecutions.

In addition to tax controversies, she has represented individuals involved in a wide array of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions involving conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, health care fraud, currency transactions offenses, environmental crime, and money laundering.

Paula co-authored a treatise on federal tax litigation, and she is a frequent speaker and writer on matters involving tax procedure and white collar crime. She is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Tax Counsel.

Practice Areas

  • Congressional Investigations
  • Government Investigations
  • Tax Controversy
  • White Collar Crime