Alexandra Minkovich joins Baker & McKenzie in Washington

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Alexandra Minkovich, a highly regarded tax attorney in both government and private practice, has joined Baker & McKenzie as Counsel in the Firm’s North American Tax Practice.

Based in Washington, DC, Ms. Minkovich brings over a decade of experience advising on a variety of important tax issues at the legislative and policy level and working with U.S. and multinational clients on tax controversy issues in the financial services and other industries.  She most recently served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel with the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Tax Policy.  In that role, Alexandra was responsible for governmental and legislative compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act, providing advice with respect to litigation regarding the validity of Treasury and IRS regulations, and advising the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) and General Counsel regarding tax policy considerations in regulations and Internal Revenue Bulletin guidance. Prior to joining the Treasury, Ms. Minkovich was in private practice in New York with Dewey & LeBoeuf and Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft.

“Alexandra’s experience with tax regulatory issues, and in particular with issues of regulatory validity, which is an area of growing significance to many of our clients, will be a valuable asset to our clients. In addition, her first-hand insight into today’s tax policy, tax legislation, and regulatory trends will both enhance and strengthen our global tax policy practice,” said Tom Linguanti, Chair of the North American Tax Practice. “We are thrilled to bring Alexandra on board.”

“Alexandra’s experience working for Treasury, as well as her time in private practice addressing various issues for the financial services industry, complements our already strong tax presence in Washington ,” said Rich Dean, Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington, DC office. “I’m proud to have her join our office and our renowned Tax practice.”

Ms. Minkovich is the latest in a series of prominent hires for the Tax Practice in North America.  Experienced transfer pricing attorney Barbara Mantegani recently joined in Washington, DC, and economists Brian Cromwell and Shane Koball recently joined in Palo Alto and New York, respectively.  Renowned M&A lawyer Jerred Blanchard recently joined in Houston and Daniel Rosen joined the Firm’s New York office from the IRS.

Baker & McKenzie’s Tax Practice Group is one of the most highly rated and recommended among law firms worldwide. The practice provides a strong network of tax professionals offering domestic and multinational companies with a full complement of tax planning services from analysis to implementation, as well as a full range of tax dispute resolution services in the US and abroad, as well as advice on US and global tax policy, transfer pricing, customs, local and indirect tax and employee benefits tax issues. The US tax practice was recently recognized by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers as the 2014 “Tax Law Firm of the Year” and by Law360 in its inaugural listing of “Tax Practice Groups of the Year.” International Tax Review named the practice Tier One in World Transfer Pricing.

“I am eager to return to private practice and join Baker & McKenzie’s outstanding Tax team,” said Ms. Minkovich. “I look forward to using my experience to further enhance the services the practice provides to clients.”

Ms. Minkovich received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She received her Masters of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

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