McDermott’s tax practice wins former US Treasury Counsel

A former US Treasury international tax Counsel, Brian Jenn, has joined McDermott Will & Emery as its partner.

Jenn will be based out of the firm’s Chicago office.

During his tenure in public service, Brian helped manage the development of international tax regulations and guidance implementing the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Brian was co-chair of the OECD’s Task Force on the Digital Economy and US delegate to the Committee on Fiscal Affairs.

In addition, Brian served as US delegate to Working Party 6 on the Taxation of Multinational Enterprises during the entirety of the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project. He negotiated major changes to international transfer pricing standards, including changes to the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines chapters on intangibles, cost contributions arrangements, risk and recharacterization and low value-added services.

Jane Wells May, global head of McDermott’s Tax Practice, said: “Brian speaks from a position of knowledge and authority about the policies and practical implications of tax reform, the new tax rules governing the evolving, digitalized economy, as well as a wide range of international tax issues. He expands our capabilities as trusted advisor to some of the most sophisticated tax departments in the world and enriches our ability to provide both insightful and pragmatic counsel to multinationals conducting business around the globe.”

Brian commented: “McDermott’s Tax Practice is unparalleled, and I’m thrilled to join some of the brightest minds in the field, who are committed to helping clients resolve complex challenges that significantly influence their business objectives. The team at McDermott have been driving the conversation around many key issues coming out of tax reform. In addition, the Firm boasts the global platform and multifaceted knowledge that clients need in an increasingly complex economy.”

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