Susan Rogers is a Partner in the firm’s Taxation group.  She has three decades of experience in the tax policy and advocacy field, including extensive experience coordinating global tax policy issues for a leading Fortune 100 company and several years as Majority Tax Counsel to the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee.  She is an expert in the field of tax risk management with broad experience in Washington, D.C., as well as the international tax community, with respect to the tax legislative process and the development of international tax rules.

Ms. Rogers focuses her practice on providing information and strategic advice to clients on US and international tax policy issues including Washington tax developments and issues of interest to small business and pass-through entities.  She is a member of the firm’s Restaurant, Wine, Beer and Spirits Practice with experience and expertise in advising clients in the wine industry.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • As Head of Global Tax Policy, established and managed internal Global Tax Policy Team which coordinated tax policy issues worldwide for leading Fortune 100 company
  • Lead in-house company tax counsel on all US federal corporate and international tax policy issues including both in-bound and out-bound issues covering strategy development through advocacy on the issues before Congress and the Treasury Department
  • In-house coordinator for company work on the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project
  • Lead in-house company tax counsel on all US federal energy tax policy issues covering upstream, downstream and excise taxes
  • Served as Majority Tax Counsel to the House Ways & Means Committee covering several key tax laws including the Tax Reform Act of 1986 with responsibility for formulating revenue proposals; drafting legislation and Committee reports, briefing the Committee Chairman, other Committee members and the press on legislative proposals, and coordinating Committee hearings
  • Company manager for a 4-year successful tax treaty project
  • Managed annual in-house company Global Tax Policy meetings as well as internal company training sessions
  • Established and directed US tax policy practice at a leading international law firm

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • BP plc, Head of Global Tax Policy
  • Baker & McKenzie, Of Counsel
  • US House Committee on Ways & Means, Majority Tax Counsel

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • WSET Certification (Global Wine & Spirits Education Trust)
  • Business of Wine course certification, Napa Valley Wine Academy
  • Member, Virginia Wine Council
  • Member, Women for WineSense
  • Member, Loudoun Wineries Association

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M, 1985
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1981
  • Vanderbilt University, M.A. (Russian Studies), 1975
  • University of the South, B.A., 1973

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia