Former US Committee on Ways and Means Tax Counsel Joins Miller & Chevalier

Loren Ponds has joined US law firm Miller & Chevalier as a Member in the firm’s tax department.

Previously, Ponds served as Tax Counsel to the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, where she was instrumental in the development of the international tax provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

At Miller & Chevalier, Ponds will focus her practice on the implementation of the TCJA and other tax policy matters. She will also work with clients on transfer pricing and broader international tax issues.

Ponds has previously worked in Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department, with a focus on transfer pricing and controversy matters, including advance pricing agreements and mutual agreement procedure cases.

George A. Hani, Chair of Miller & Chevalier’s Tax Department, said: “Loren’s first-hand experience at the Committee on Ways and Means, especially the critical role she played in drafting the international tax provisions of the TCJA, makes her one of the most well-equipped lawyers to advise clients navigating the new legislation.”

Marc J. Gerson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier’s Executive Committee, said: “From executing complicated supply-chain restructurings, to guiding companies through transfer pricing dispute resolution, to drafting international tax legislation, Loren has gained vital experience and will be a tremendous resource to our clients. Her legislative experience, combined with her technical expertise, makes her uniquely situated to assist our clients as they seek to implement the TCJA, as well as pursue related technical corrections and administrative guidance. We are thrilled to welcome her to the firm.