Davis Polk Welcomes Back Former Senior Treasury Official Dana Trier

Davis Polk today announced that veteran tax lawyer Dana L. Trier has returned to the firm as counsel in the Tax Department in New York.

Mr. Trier most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy in the U.S. Treasury Department, where he oversaw the Office of the Tax Legislative Counsel, assisted in establishing and implementing the legislative goals of the Office, and coordinated the administrative guidance projects of the Office. He rejoined Treasury in 2017, having previously served as the Department’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, Tax Legislative Counsel and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel from 1988 to 1989.

From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Trier was a partner in Davis Polk’s Tax Department. His practice focused on corporate finance, derivatives, structured finance and other complex financial transactions, as well as domestic and international tax planning for corporate mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs and private equity investments. He also advised clients with respect to novel executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements.

“Dana is a highly respected and regarded tax practitioner whose experience leading the development of tax reform-related guidance in two administrations will be a valuable resource for our clients,” said Neil Barr, head of Davis Polk’s Tax Department. “We are delighted to have him back at the firm.”

Dana Trier said, “I look forward to rejoining the superb tax group at Davis Polk and working with clients on their most complex tax issues.”

Davis Polk’s Tax Department is at the helm of innovation, working closely with clients on sophisticated transactions, litigation and planning matters. With experience across the entire tax spectrum and a thorough understanding of evolving trends within the marketplace, the firm’s highly collaborative network of lawyers maximizes coordination and efficiency for clients in their U.S., international and cross-border tax matters.

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