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Katherine A. Newell

Ms. Newell is responsible for coordinating legal matters, responding to federal and state audits and investigations, and developing and implementing post-issuance tax compliance policies and procedures including arbitrage, rebate, record keeping, and private business use issues. Prior to joining the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority in 2005, she was engaged in the private practice of law primarily as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel on numerous issues for governmental entities for a broad range of financing structures.

As an appointee of the U.S. Treasury Department, Ms. Newell is currently serving a three-year term on the IRS’s Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Governmental Entities and was elected vice-chair of the Advisory Committee in March 2013. She is a member of the debt committee of the Government Finance Officers Association, and as a GFOA member, she participated with the National Association of Bond Lawyers in the development of the NABL/GFOA Post Issuance Compliance Checklist. She recently completed a three-year term as chair of the Educational Facilities Panel for the annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers.