WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 29, 2006) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that David Noren has joined the Firm's Tax Department as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Since 2001, Mr. Noren has served as legislation counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation in the U.S. Congress.
"David, who has a stellar record as the senior international tax advisor to the Joint Committee, will be an excellent addition to our international tax practice," commented Stephen Wells, head of the Washington, D.C. office tax practice. "Members of our international tax group have come to know David through his work on behalf of the Congress, and we are all excited about his decision to join our group."
As counsel to the Joint Committee, Mr. Noren advised the House Ways & Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and other members of Congress on proposed international tax legislation. He played a major role in the development of several recent international tax bills, including those culminating in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, the most significant international tax legislation since 1986. He also advised the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the review and ratification of several tax treaties and protocols, carried out the international tax aspects of special investigations and studies requested by members of Congress, and assisted in the Joint Committee staff's review of large tax refunds in the international area. Prior to working in Congress, Mr. Noren taught in the tax program at the New York University School of Law and practiced tax law in the Chicago office of a prominent law firm.
Mr. Noren earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He earned his A.B. with distinction from Stanford University. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. While Mr. Noren's application for admission to the D.C. Bar is pending, he will practice under the supervision of McDermott partners who are D.C. Bar members.
McDermott has one of the largest and most comprehensive law firm tax practices in the world. Our clients consist of U.S. and international based public and private companies, including more than half of the Fortune 100. We provide counsel on all tax-related areas, including corporate, international, employee benefits, state and local taxation, and tax controversy.