Audrey Patten

Lecturer on Law

2022-2023

122 Boylston St

617-390-2576

Biography

Audrey Patten joined the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School in 2015 as an attorney in the Consumer Law Clinic, in which she represented domestic violence survivors in debt collections, bankruptcy, and affirmative consumer protection cases as part of a medical-legal partnership with the Passageway Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She then moved into LSC’s Tax Clinic in 2017, becoming a Clinical Instructor in the Tax Clinic in 2018.

Audrey’s tax clinic practice focuses on representing low income clients in cases and controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. In addition, she regularly litigates tax cases in the United States District and Circuit Courts.

Prior to joining LSC, Audrey was a staff attorney in the Battered Women’s Legal Assistance Project/Family Law Unit at Merrimack Valley Legal Services in Lowell, MA. Audrey graduated with a J.D. with Honors from Emory University School of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in Regional Studies –East Asia from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in International Relations from Brown University.

Areas of Interest

Audrey Patten and Christine Speidel, A Practitioner’s Guide to Innocent Spouse Relief, (forthcoming 2022).
Categories:
Family Law
Sub-Categories:
Domestic Relations
Type: Book
Abstract
The Guide takes you step-by-step through the Innocent Spouse claim process, from information gathering, to administrative proceedings, to determination, to trial, and to refund relief.
Audrey Patten & Megan L. Brackney, Securing Relief From Joint and Several Liability - Section 6015, in Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS (Christine Speidel & Patrick Thomas eds., 2021).
Categories:
Taxation
,
Family Law
Sub-Categories:
Taxation - Personal Income
Type: Book
Abstract
Effectively Representing is the primary guidebook for new tax practitioners, especially those representing low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS. Unless otherwise noted, each chapter is up to date as of the fall of 2020.

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122 Boylston St

617-390-2576