Carmen M. Banerjee



Carmen M. Banerjee is the Senior Division Counsel and a Reviewer at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Tax Division-Civil Trial Section.  Carmen supervises Tax Division attorneys representing primarily the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) cases in U.S. District Courts nationwide.  Carmen began her tenure at the Tax Division in 2007 as a Trial Attorney litigating FOIA and PA cases nationwide and providing guidance to Division senior leadership on a variety of federal disclosure matters.  


Additionally, Carmen supervises Tax Division attorneys representing the IRS in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and she oversees the Division’s administrative FOIA records request operations.  Carmen began her DOJ career in 2005 as an attorney in the Executive Office of U.S. Trustees, Office of the General Counsel, advising on a variety of bankruptcy matters while briefly serving as its FOIA Counsel.


Before joining DOJ, Carmen was a bankruptcy litigation associate in two law firms in New Jersey primarily representing debtors in bankruptcy petitions and a trustee in adversary proceedings. 


Carmen served as a judicial law clerk in the N.J. Superior Court, Family Part, and then as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey (Trenton).  She received her law degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law.


Carmen received awards for Outstanding Attorney in 2013, 2015, and 2017, and a Special Commendation award in 2014, from the Assistant Attorney General of DOJ’s Tax Division.


Carmen was the 2017 Chair of DOJ’s Association of Hispanic Employees for Advancement and Development (DOJ-AHEAD), an affinity group serving all Hispanic DOJ employees throughout the country; she continues to serve on DOJ-AHEAD’s Board.

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