WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 8, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to welcome back Martha Groves Pugh as counsel in the Firm's Tax Department. Ms. Pugh will be based in the Firm's Washington, D.C. office where her practice will continue to focus on federal income tax issues, including tax planning for proposed transactions and advising clients on audits, appeals and litigation issues.
"We're delighted to have Marty back at the Firm," said Michael Fayhee, head of the Firm's Tax Department. "Marty is a great addition to our team and will play an essential role in the continued development of our tax and energy practices."
Ms. Pugh counsels energy industry companies on tax accounting issues, such as the recognition and timing of income and deductions, and corporate and partnership issues involved in restructurings. She also has extensive experience in advising clients on nuclear decommissioning issues before the Internal Revenue Service, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public service commissions.
Ms. Pugh earned her J.D. from Golden Gate University and her M.S. from West Virginia University. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and California. Ms. Pugh is a council member and chair of the Taxation & Accounting Committee of the Section of Public Utility Communications and Transportation Law of the American Bar Association and a member of the Accounting Method Subcommittee of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association. In addition, she is a certified public accountant.
In 1934, E.H. McDermott opened a law practice that focused exclusively on taxes. Today, McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most comprehensive law firm tax practices in the world, advising our clients on all tax-related areas, including corporate, employee benefits, private clients, state and local taxation, and international matters. Our depth of experience and sophisticated resources enable us to serve every tax need of our clients. We provide our clients with innovative ideas and sound judgement.