Patricia McDermott, Legislation Counsel to U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, Joins Venable’s Washington Office

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Venable LLP announced that Patricia McDermott, a senior tax legislative and policy attorney who has served as legislation counsel to the U.S. Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation since 2001, is joining the firm as a partner in its Washington office.

Ms. McDermott, 53, will counsel clients on employee benefits matters, including retirement savings and pension plans, executive compensation, and payroll taxes. She will also provide regulatory guidance and representation of clients before the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.

Andrea O’Brien, chair of Venable’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group, said of Ms. McDermott’s arrival: “Tricia brings an impressive combination of legislative and tax experience-not least her 17 years at the IRS, where she counseled both the Examination and Appeals offices, as well as the Employee Plans Division and District Counsel Offices. Tricia’s knowledge and background will enhance our ability to help clients navigate the increasingly complex landscape affecting employee benefit plans and executive compensation.”

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