Andrew Roberson Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel


CHICAGO, IL (December 7, 2015) – Andrew Roberson, a partner in McDermott’s U.S. and International Tax Practice Group, has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Tax Counsel (the “College”).

The College is a professional association of tax attorneys that was formed in 1981. Limited to a maximum number of 700 tax attorneys across the United States, the College aims to “foster excellence” in the practice of tax law and to “provide input by the tax bar into the development of tax laws.”

To become a Fellow, applicants must be nominated by their peers, as well as, “satisfy established criteria and undergo a rigorous screening process of their credentials.” Moreover, Fellows must demonstrate a “high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax law.”

Mr. Roberson has been named by The Legal 500 as a “highly regarded tax litigation lawyer” who “won a significant victory in the US Supreme Court for Home Concrete & Supply.” He was also selected, in both 2013 and 2014, as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star. He is currently Chair of the ABA Section of Taxation’s Pro Bono & Tax Clinics committee.

Mr. Roberson represents clients before the IRS Examination Division and Appeals Office and has been involved in over 50 matters at all levels of the Federal court system, including the United States Tax Court, several U.S. Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

With his selection to the College, Mr. Roberson joins fellow McDermott attorneys: Lowell Yoder, Peter Faber, Art Rosen, Carlyn McCaffrey, Douglas Mancino, Todd Welty, Robin Greenhouse, Jean Pawlow, Blake Rubin, and Andrea Whiteway, who had been selected previously.

McDermott Will & Emery’s tax practice includes more than 250 lawyers practicing in the areas of U.S. and international taxation, estate and gift taxation, state and local taxation, and employee benefits. Among this group of exceptional lawyers is our U.S. & International Tax Practice Group, comprised of 100 lawyers in the U.S. Europe and Asia, who provide counsel in all areas of taxation to a wide range of public and private multinational companies with operations in more than 60 countries. They assist with mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international tax planning, internal restructurings, transfer pricing, controversies, joint ventures, legislative matters and compliance.

McDermott was named Law Firm of the Year in Tax Law in 2013 and 2015, Law Firm of the Year in Tax Litigation in 2014, and Law Firm of the Year in Employee Benefits in 2012, all in the Best Law Firms rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

About McDermott Will & Emery

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