Layla Asali Named to National Law Journal's DC Rising Stars List


Washington, DC, September 15, 2014 -- Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that Layla Asali, a Member in the firm's Tax Department, was selected by The National Law Journal as a Washington, DC Rising Star. The program recognizes the Washington, DC, area's 40 most promising lawyers under age 40. The publication took under consideration a broad list of criteria for lawyer selection, including a track record of innovation, the development of unique and niche practices, demonstrated strong leadership qualities, expertise in litigation or transactional work and a commitment to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work.

"Companies looking to keep tax authorities at bay have an ally in Miller & Chevalier Member Layla Asali," the publication said. Asali was recommended for her specialized tax experience in acquisitions, cross-border financing and cash repatriation, as well as her diverse client representation in industries that include oil, financial services and manufacturing companies. The National Law Journal also highlighted Asali's work in other fora, writing that she "... has imparted her tax law knowledge to the public at conferences, including the Federal Bar Association's annual Tax Law Conference and the U.S.-Latin American Tax Planning Strategies Conference, and in papers during her more than 10 years at Miller & Chevalier. Asali is a member of her firm's hiring committee and is on the steering committee of the District of Columbia Bar's Taxation Section."

"We congratulate Layla on this well-deserved accolade," said Patricia Sweeney, Chair of Miller & Chevalier's Tax Department. "Being named to the DC Rising Stars list is a magnificent recognition of Layla's work on behalf of her clients and her contribution to the tax bar."

About Miller & Chevalier

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC, law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500 and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit


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