Baker & McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice has attracted the talent of Carol Dunahoo, a widely known international tax lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience that includes both leadership roles in high-level government positions and client service at a partner level in private practice.
“Carol brings a unique perspective to our global tax clientele, given her combination of previous work with multinational companies as a leading practitioner and her roles inside the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service,” said John Peterson, chair of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice. “Her insight into the policies and concerns of tax authorities both within the U.S. and outside of the U.S. will allow her to provide invaluable assistance to companies subjected to multi-jurisdictional tax disputes as well as companies engaged in cross border controversies and international tax planning involving tax treaties, including transfer pricing. We are delighted to welcome her to our global tax team.”
Commenting on her return to private practice Dunahoo said, “Baker & McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice will provide an excellent platform to resume my work with multinational clients and to restart my practice as an international tax advisor.”
Dunahoo joins Baker & McKenzie from the Internal Revenue Service, where she served as the Director, International and the U.S. Competent Authority, within the Large and Mid Size Business Division. There she led U.S. international tax administration efforts
and was responsible for the interpretation and application of U.S. tax treaties, including advance pricing agreements and other competent authority matters. Previously Dunahoo worked from 1996-2000 with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a principal and director of its E-Business Tax Policy Practice. In this capacity, she advised and represented multinational clients on issues relating to international tax policy, interpretation, and compliance.
Dunahoo began her work in government in 1990 with the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of International Tax Counsel where she worked through 1995 and served as Associate International Tax Counsel. She also worked as an international tax associate at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, Washington, DC (1988-1990); and at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, New York (1985- 1988). She is a 1981 graduate of Yale College and a 1985 graduate of Harvard Law School. She was also a DAAD Fellow in Constitutional Law, Politics & History at the Universität Bonn in Germany.
Baker & McKenzie has the largest and one of the most sophisticated tax practices of any law firm in the world. The Firm’s Tax Practice Group has offered a full range of domestic and international tax services for 50 years. From structuring mergers and acquisitions and advising on tax dispute resolution and litigation to handling sophisticated tax planning for multinational corporations, the Firm’s Global Tax Group can call upon the resources of more than 450 tax attorneys in 36 countries to provide seamless national and international tax advice.