Eric Hylton currently serves as the Director of Investigations for ZMF Law.
With over 30 years of government experience, Eric has held several prominent positions at the IRS, including serving as the Commissioner of the Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Investigation Division, Executive Director of CI’s head of International Operations, as well as the Director of CI’s Narcotics and Counterterrorism Office.
As the Director of Investigations for ZMF, he is advising clients on criminal tax investigations, tax controversy matters, internal investigations, cryptocurrency, and whistleblower claims. He is an accomplished global forensic, tax, and financial crimes executive with an extensive track record investigating the most significant domestic and international financial crimes for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Additionally, he has demonstrated success in directing and leading the agency’s most sensitive criminal tax, money laundering, cryptocurrency, international corruption, civil fraud, and bank secrecy act violations.
Eric is also the former chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – Task Force for Tax Crimes and Other Financial Crimes. As Chair, Eric led a multilateral commission of 40 international criminal tax organizations to develop methodologies and typologies on emerging global criminal tax and financial crimes threats.