Jennifer C.Waryjas


Chicago + 1.312.269.4057

Jennifer Waryjas has extensive experience in the areas of unclaimed property and state and local tax, including multistate tax analysis, audits, and litigation. She provides a multifaceted approach to complex sales and income tax issues. Jennifer has substantial knowledge in all aspects of voluntary disclosures and audit, having been previously employed in tax consulting, where she formulated calculations and oversaw remediations, and understands the numbers behind the legal issues at stake.

Having worked extensively with clients involved in audits with contract fee auditors and issue resolution with state administrators, Jennifer has successfully negotiated positive audit outcomes and client-friendly regulations. She has litigated a variety of tax matters with the City of Chicago and State of Illinois that have resulted in reasonable outcomes. She also has represented clients in False Claims Act cases, stemming from both tax and unclaimed property issues.

Jennifer's representations include clients in cryptocurrency, oil and gas, manufacturing, telecom, card companies, hospitality, hospice care, and securities. Highlights of her experience include negotiating "no-change" unclaimed property audits with the States of Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, and Massachusetts; a zero assessment audit with the Illinois Department of Revenue; and a dismissal of a multimillion dollar qui tam litigation.

Jennifer is a frequent speaker on unclaimed property with the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO) and is the 2022-2023 UPPO first vice president.

Speaking Engagements

  • August 22, 2022
    Grant Thornton and Jones Day — Past, Present, and Future of Regulation — Cryptocurrency
  • June 8, 2022
    NACM Annual Conference — Private Escheat & Anti-Limitations Application
  • March 29, 2022
    UPPO Annual Conference — Evolving Developments in Virtual Currencies
  • January 20, 2022
    CPA Society-State and Local Tax Conference — Crypto and AUP
  • March 29, 2021
    UPPO Annual Conference, Data Privacy and Fraud
  • March 18, 2021
    ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminar, Statutory Construction — The Foundation of a Persuasive Tax Argument
  • June 20,2020
    Duff & Phelps Guest Speaker, Sales Tax Planning in Uncertain Times
  • October 23, 2019
    Council on State Tax, 50th Annual Meeting; Sourcing of Transactions for Both Sales and Income Taxes
  • September 23-24, 2019
    Institute for Professionals In Tax, Sales Tax Symposium, Managing Between Generations
  • September 17, 2019
    Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois Annual Conference - Escheat Happens
  • March 26, 2019
    Dealing with Data: Fraud and Cybersecurity Concerns, UPPO Annual Conference
  • June 28, 2018
    State of the State, Illinois Update, Chicago Tax Club
  • April 17, 2018
    Illinois Unclaimed Property Law Update
  • February 26, 2018
    Technology and Record Retention, UPPO Annual Conference
  • October 18, 2017
    Changes in the AUP Landscape, Chicago Bar Association
  • August 24, 2017
    Protecting Disclosure in Unclaimed Property Audits: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Fair Play - Implications of Third-Party Disclosures