Eunkyong Choi joined the New York City Department of Finance to head the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate in June 2016. Prior to joining city government, she served as a Lecturer in Law and Supervising Attorney for the Washington University School of Law Low Income Taxpayer Clinic where she represented low income taxpayers in state and federal administrative and proceeding including the IRS and the U.S. Tax Court. Prior to that, she served as the Program Director and Supervising Attorney for the Nevada Legal Services Low Income Taxpayer Program.
In addition to her advocacy on behalf of low income taxpayers, Ms. Choi has served in numerous tax leadership and mentorship roles. She serves as a member of the IRS Advisory Council (“IRSAC”) which provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss key tax administration issues, and provides the IRS Commissioner and division leadership with important feedback, observations and recommendations Ms. Choi is also a co-founder and member of the Asian American Advocacy Clinic (“AAAC”) in Las Vegas, Nevada, the first and only Asian and Pacific Islander legal aid organization. Asian American Advocacy Clinic was founded in 2012 with goal of providing access to justice to members of the Nevada Asian and Pacific Islander community. Ms. Choi holds an LL.M in Taxation and J.D. from Washington University School of Law School in St. Louis Missouri.