Roger J. Jones - McDermott Will & Emery


Roger J. Jones represents clients in tax controversy and litigation matters at all levels of the federal court system, before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and before various state courts and tax agencies. He has represented taxpayers, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, in more than 80 docketed cases before the US Supreme Court, most of the US courts of appeals, federal district courts, the US Court of Federal Claims and the US Tax Court.

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  • United States of America v. Home Concrete & Supply, LLC, et al., 566 US ___, 132 S.Ct. 1836 (2012) (rejecting IRS argument that overstatement of basis triggered the six-year limitations period for assessment of tax and holding Treasury Regulations invalid)
  • The Boeing Company and Consolidated Subsidiaries v. United States of America, 537 US 437 (2003) (allocation of research and development (R&D) costs in determination of sales income under domestic international sales corporation (DISC) and foreign sales corporation (FSC) rules)
  • The Limited, Inc. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 286 F.3d 324 (6th Cir. 2002), rev’g, 113 T.C. 169 (1999) (reversing the US Tax Court’s holding that the controlled foreign corporation (CFC)’s purchase of certificates of deposit (CDs) from an affiliated credit card bank failed to qualify as a § 956(b)(2)(A) “deposit with a person carrying on the banking business”)

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  • Chambers USA, Tax: Controversy, 2004 to 2024
  • International Tax Review, World Tax, 2018 to 2023
  • Legal 500 US, 2021 and 2022, Hall of Fame
  • Buffalo Law Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumnus Award for Private Practice, 2010
  • The Legal 500 United States 2010 to 2020, listed as a Leading Lawyer, Tax Controversy
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2006 to 2021, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law

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  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tax Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities


State University of New York – Buffalo Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1984
State University of New York – Buffalo, PhD, 1979
State University of New York – Buffalo, MA, 1976
State University of New York – Buffalo, BA, cum laude, 1973

New York

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