Siana Danch

Associate She / Her / Hers
Philadelphia

Siana Danch is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on federal tax controversy, regulatory enforcement, internal investigations, and white collar defense. Siana has extensive experience in defending clients before the IRS in matters involving criminal and civil tax fraud, assessment and collection actions. In addition, she assists clients in the voluntary disclosure process as well as during examination and appeals. Siana has handled a variety of federal trial and appellate court pleadings, including refund suits, deficiency petitions and an appellate brief on FBAR penalty issues. She has also assisted clients in responding to federal and state civil and criminal investigations involving tax and money-laundering compliance.

Siana also advises financial institutions and businesses on anti-money laundering compliance and emerging trends including cryptocurrency regulation. In addition, she assists clients in investigations arising under the Bank Secrecy Act. Siana is a contributor to Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr’s blog focused on money laundering issues and a member of the firm’s Virtual Currency Team.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Siana maintains an active pro bono practice with the Campaign for Working Families’ tax clinic as a volunteer tax return preparer for low-income residents of Philadelphia.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Richard T. Morrison, U.S. Tax Court, 2017-2019

Credentials 

Education

University of Washington School of Law (J.D. and LL.M, 2017)

University of Washington (B.A., 2010)

Languages

German

French

Bulgarian

Admissions

Pennsylvania

Washington

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit