WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of Robert H. Dilworth to its Washington, D.C. office. He will be a partner in the Firm's Tax Department. Most recently, Mr. Dilworth worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Policy, where he was a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy.
Mr. Dilworth advises multinational clients on a variety of international tax planning matters with experience on international joint ventures and the financing of foreign operations of U.S. multinationals. He has worked with clients in various industries, including retailers, petroleum and petrochemical; telecommunications, global dealers in derivative financial instruments, high technology manufacturing and multinational consulting groups.
"Bob's extensive experience will be valuable addition to our existing tax resources," commented Michael Fayhee, head of the Firm's Tax Department. "He is a veteran in our tax world and will be an asset for us internally and for our clients."
Prior to joining the Treasury Department in September 2005, Mr. Dilworth was a principal in the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Washington National Tax Services office and served as co-leader of the international tax services practice (1999-2005). Prior to PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was an associate and then a partner at a leading U.S. law firm in its Chicago, San Francisco, Taipei and Washington, D.C. offices.
"McDermott is an ideal fit for my practice," said Mr. Dilworth. "The Firm's comprehensive tax practice with its focus on international tax, tax planning and tax controversies will be key to my continued service to clients. In addition, ready access to the Firm's comprehensive transactional, litigation and regulatory platform will be greatly beneficial in further serving my clients."
Mr. Dilworth is currently a member of the Financial Transactions Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and of the Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phil Beta Kappa, and from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Illinois and California.
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.