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Former US Senate Finance Committee Counsel McClellan joins Covington

In a sign that tax firms are snapping up government expertise ahead of a turbulent year in the US, Covington has hired former US Senate Finance Committee tax counsel Ed McLellan.

McClellan was also a senior policy and technical adviser to two chairmen of the Committee during his time there. He has a wealth of experience in government, having served as lead counsel on the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, the FSC Repeal and Extraterritorial Income Exclusion Act of 2000, and the Tax Relief Act of 2001.

At Covington, he will be a part of the tax and public policy and government affairs practice groups. His tax knowledge covers international and domestic corporate taxation, accounting methods, redomiciliations, financial services, capital gains, dividend taxation, financial products, REITs and corporate integration.

In private practice, McLellan most recently worked for PwC, joining in 2007. His first job after leaving government in 2005 came when he joined Alston & Bird. Earlier in his career he worked for Baker & Mckenzie, KPMG and in-house.

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