McDermott Adds to Growing State and Local Tax Practice

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NEW YORK (August 13, 2014) — McDermott today announced that Alysse McLoughlin has joined the Firm as a partner in its State and Local Tax group, resident in the New York office. In addition, the Firm welcomes Richard Call, formerly with another AmLaw 50 firm, as Counsel in the same group in New York.

Ms. McLoughlin has broad experience advising clients on state and local tax issues, and particular skill working with financial services companies. Mr. Call focuses on state and local tax litigation before administrative and judicial bodies, at all levels and in multiple states, with respect to income, franchise, gross receipts, and sales and use taxes. Ms. McLoughlin, who practiced at McDermott from 1996 to 2006, returns to the Firm from Barclays, where she served as the company’s Head of State Tax for six years. In this role, she was responsible for all state taxes at Barclays, including income, franchise, sales and use, and excise tax issues. Her responsibilities included establishment of state tax return filing positions and reserves, participation in the financial statement process, and the handling of all state tax audits.

After her time with McDermott, Ms. McLoughlin worked at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as an attorney in the Chief Counsel division. After the IRS, she served as state tax counsel at Lehman Brothers in New York. Ms. McLoughlin joined Barclays Capital after Lehman filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2008.

Mr. Call has focused on state and local tax at large firms for several years. He is a frequent publisher on state and local tax issues and has spoken on state and local tax issues in multiple forums.

“We’re delighted that Alysse and Richard have both decided to join the Firm at this time, as we continue to strengthen our world-class team of state and local tax practitioners,” said Jane May, partner and head of McDermott’s State and Local Tax Practice Group. “Alysse’s in-depth experience both as a practitioner and head of the state tax department of a prominent financial institution will enable us to enhance the sophisticated service we provide to our clients. Rich’s experience will be particularly valuable to our clients as they consider business restructurings and the impact of new state legislation on their current business operations.”

Ms. McLoughlin is admitted to the New York State Bar. A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, she received her LL. M. from New York University School of Law and her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Binghamton. Mr. Call is admitted to the New York State Bar. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law. He received his LL. M. and B.A. from Brigham Young University.

McDermott Will & Emery has one of the largest and most diversified state and local tax (SALT) practices in the United States. The Firm’s lawyers possess an in-depth knowledge of the constantly changing law, as well as the experience and judgment necessary to provide advice and advocacy of the highest caliber to our clients. The members of the group are nationally recognized as experts and, as such, are regularly sought as speakers at seminars and conferences conducted by numerous tax and business organizations throughout the country.
McDermott was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Tax Law in the 2013 ”Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

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