McDermott, Will & Emery has hired an highly international tax practioner to join its tax team in Washington, DC.
Phil Morrison, a former senior international tax official at the US Treasury Department, has joined the firm as counsel in its US and international tax practice group. He recently retired as a principal at Deloitte's US tax practice, where he was responsible for international tax quality control.
Between 1989 and 1992, Morrison was the US Treasury Department’s international tax counsel, the government’s chief legal adviser on international tax matters (including international tax legislation and regulations), chief negotiator of tax treaties, and director of the Office of International Tax Counsel. He was previously counsel to the US Senate Finance Committee.
His practice at McDermott Will & Emery will focus on international tax, including inbound and outbound planning, treaty issues, transfer pricing and controversy work.Morrison is a member of groups such as the Committee on US Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section, The Tax Council, the tax committee of the National Foreign Trade Council and the International Fiscal Association. He has regularly been selected as a leading tax adviser and a leading transfer pricing adviser for the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s expert guides.
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