We are pleased to announce that Richard “Jake” Gagnon has joined the Washington D.C. office as a Partner in the firm’s Tax Practice.
Mr. Gagnon’s practice focuses on representing U.S. and non-U.S. clients in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Justice and in federal trial and appellate courts. He has served as one of the lead attorneys in a variety of high-profile cases, including many involving U.S. domestic and international tax issues as well as administrative law issues. He has represented clients in cross-border criminal tax investigations and conducted internal investigations. He has extensive experience in both negotiating settlements and litigating cases.
Mr. Gagnon advises U.S. and non-U.S. corporations, partnerships and individuals on tax issues arising in connection with financings, investments, divestments, and reorganizations. He also advises clients on tax issues arising in connection with their ongoing business operations and on tax-related corporate governance and risk management issues. He is experienced in representing clients in complex commercial and regulatory disputes, often tax-related, in federal and state courts, before administrative law judges, as well as in arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Gagnon has represented businesses and individuals in a variety of sectors, including banking, investment funds, media, manufacturing, utilities, oil and gas and technology.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Gagnon was a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to joining Potomac Law, he served as Counsel at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Mr. Gagnon received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and his A.B. from the University of Michigan.