WASHINGTON, DC (April 15, 2015) – Jean A. Pawlow, co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery’s Tax Controversy Practice, has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Tax Counsel (the “College”).
To be elected a Fellow of the College, nominees must satisfy established criteria and undergo a rigorous screening process of their credentials. Moreover, Fellows must have demonstrated a “high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax law.”
Ms. Pawlow has been involved in representing businesses and individuals on significant tax controversy matters for twenty five years. She has litigated cases before the U.S. Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court, and has extensive experience with IRS alternative dispute resolution. She serves on the Tax Committee for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council.
“We congratulate Jean on this great and well-deserved distinction,” said Lowell S. Yoder, partner and head of McDermott’s U.S. and International Tax Practice Group. “Selection as a College Fellow is a high honor reserved for those at the top of their chosen profession. We are confident that Jean will be very active in the College and its important work.”
A frequent writer and speaker on tax controversy matters, Ms. Pawlow is the contributing editor of a 2015 book on Global Tax Controversies. The Legal 500 has named Jean a “leading lawyer” every year since 2009, and quoted a client who described her as “A pleasure to work with, clever, an excellent advocate, personable and possessed of an instinctive business understanding.” She has been nationally ranked as a leading tax litigation lawyer in every edition of Chambers USA since 2010 as “one of the preeminent tax lawyers in the U.S.” and noted for her “dedication to client service.” Ms. Pawlow was also listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The College is a professional association of tax attorneys that was formed in 1981. Membership in the College is limited to a maximum of 700 tax attorneys across the United States. Among the goals of the College is to “foster excellence” in the practice of tax law and to “provide input by the tax bar into the development of tax laws.”
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, 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.
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