Fred Goldberg was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve as IRS Commissioner (1989-1991) and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy (1992). He had previously been appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the IRS Chief Counsel (1984-86).
Private Sector Experience
Goldberg has practiced tax law in the private sector for more than 35 years. He is currently Of Counsel in the Washington, DC Office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Leagher & Flom. In addition to his ongoing professional responsibilities, he serves as Co-Chair emeritus of the firm’s global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Pro Bono Committees.
Other Government Experience
Goldberg served as Special Assistant to IRS Commissioner Roscoe Eger (1981-83) and prior to graduating from law school he worked as Special Assistant to the Director of Planning & Research, Office of Economic Opportunity (1970).
He also served as staff director of the Kerry-Danforth Entitlements and Tax Reform Commission (1993-94) and as a member of the Kerry-Portman IRS Restructuring Commission (1996-97).
Goldberg has served on many non-profit boards and committees focused on issues of health care, education and wealth building opportunities in underserved communities.
His non-profit board and advisory memberships have included:
— Children’s National Hospital of Washington, DC
— New York City Kids RISE
— Build Commonwealth (formerly, Doorways to Dreams)
— Future Scholars Fund
— Prosperity Now (formerly, Corporation for Economic Development), and
— Get Your Refund Initiative of Code for America