John Sweeney is the Chief of Branch 8 of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (INTL) at the IRS. His branch is currently working on various withholding issues and projects, most notably the guidance project covering new chapter 4 of the code (commonly known as “FATCA”). Previously, he was the Senior Technical Reviewer of Branch 2 (INTL). Before that he was a senior manager in KPMG LLP’s information reporting practice, and preceding that had worked for almost ten years at IRS as an attorney in LMSB Counsel, Financial Services. He had previously held various positions in IRS’s examination division, including over two years as the IRS’ Foreign Banking Specialist. He received a J.D. and an L.L.M. degree (in taxation) from New York Law School and is a certified public accountant.