Mr. Schneider joined Skadden in 2006 as a counsel. His principal area of practice is tax accounting. Mr. Schneider previously served in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, for 16 years, primarily as a special counsel, first in the Income Tax and Accounting division, and then in the Passthroughs and Special Industries division. Mr. Schneider was involved in developing guidance on a wide variety of tax accounting matters, including the capitalization and deduction of costs relating to tangible property, and methods of accounting. He also worked extensively on proposed and final regulations and other guidance relating to the deduction for income from domestic manufacturing activities.