Washington's Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has agreed to represent the United Church of Christ on a pro bono basis in an Internal Revenue service investigation of the church's tax-exempt status. The IRS initiated the tax inquiry on Feb. 20 in response to a speech given by U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a member of the church, at the UCC's national General Synod last June. Former Solicitor General and WilmerHale partner Seth P. Waxman will lead the firm's team of attorneys.
WilmerHale to Represent Church in Tax Probe Sparked by Obama Speech
The National Law Journal
March 5, 2008