From October 2018 through April 15, 2019, Lisa M. Piehl served as the Acting Director of Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Self Employed Examination, Specialty Policy division. Her permanent position is Program Manager for Estate and Gift Tax Policy, where she has been since 2008. Lisa began her career with the Internal Revenue Service as an Estate and Gift Tax Attorney in 1994. In 2001, she became a Supervisory Attorney and in 2006, an Attorney Advisor to Policy Manager and Headquarters for the Estate and Gift Tax Division. Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Francisco State University and graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, CA where she obtained her Juris Doctorate. Lisa is a member of the California Bar, is admitted to United States District Court, for the Central District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Lisa currently lives and works in Woodland Hills, California.