While at the Department of Justice, Mr. Bahnsen successfully tried jury and non-jury cases while managing a full docket of civil matters. He appeared regularly in U.S. District Court and Bankruptcy Court, coordinated all phases of civil discovery, and took numerous depositions. Mr. Bahnsen obtained civil injunctions against tax preparers and businesses with serial employment tax deficiencies, collected millions in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest, and defended the government in tax-related civil suits. He received the DOJ Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Award in 2017.
Mr. Bahnsen received his B.A. in public policy with a minor in accounting from the College of William and Mary in 2008 and his J.D. from the Vanderbilt Law School in 2012. Mr. Bahnsen served as the Executive Authorities Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.