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Capitol Hill veteran George Callas joins Steptoe & Johnson

George Callas has joined Steptoe & Johnson as managing director in the firm’s Washington DC office.

Callas will serve in the firm’s government affairs and public policy and tax groups. Callas is a Capitol Hill veteran who spent 15 years working on tax issues at the committee level and for the Republican leadership.

Prior to joining Steptoe & Johnson, he was a senior tax counsel to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and among the chief architects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) legislated in December 2017. In this role, Callas was one of the leading negotiators in getting the tax bill through Congress.

Speaker Ryan has said about Callas: "He laid the groundwork for our eventual success with his early work on draft reform legislation while at the Ways and Means Committee, and he drove us over the finish line as my senior tax counsel in the Speaker’s Office."

Steptoe & Johnson expects Callas to provide great value to clients, from large multinational corporations to trade associations, in navigating the new US tax laws, which are still being analysed by tax professionals.

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