McGladrey hires David Kautter as partner in charge of Washington National Tax
McGladrey has announced that David Kautter has joined the Firm as partner in charge, Washington National Tax, succeeding Rick Bailine who will retire Dec. 31, 2014. Kautter will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Prior to joining McGladrey, Kautter was the managing director of the Kogod Tax Center at American University, a nonpartisan research institute focused on tax issues affecting small businesses, entrepreneurs and middle-income taxpayers. During his tenure, Kautter also served as the executive in residence in the department of accounting and taxation at the Kogod School of Business.
Kautter previously served as Ernst & Young’s Director of National Tax, the chief operating executive for the firm’s national tax practices. He managed strategic direction, day-to-day operations, and the quality of technical advice provided by the firm’s national tax practices, comprised of more than 1500 professionals in over 60 U.S. and global locations. He was also responsible for maintaining the firm’s relationships with tax writing committees and staff on Capitol Hill, in the U.S. Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service National Office, law firms, other major accounting firm’s tax practices and the media. Kautter also served as Legislative Counsel to U.S. Senator John C. Danforth.
“We are thrilled that Dave is bringing to McGladrey clients his deep level of knowledge and understanding of important tax issues impacting businesses,” said Jeff Johannesen, national line of business leader, tax services, for McGladrey. “His proven track record of serving clients of all sizes and his insights into the federal legislative and regulatory process will enhance our ability to meet and exceed the needs of our middle market clients who will now have access to this nationally recognized taxation thought leader.”
Kautter holds a B.B.A. in accounting, with high honors, from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a certified public accountant, licensed in the District of Columbia, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Kautter has published more than 50 articles on various areas of federal taxation.
Picture courtesy of Kogod School of Business