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Leonard Bickwit, Jr.

Leonard Bickwit, Jr. practices in the areas of legislation and government relations, focusing principally on tax policy issues. Representative tax policy engagements have included legislative and regulatory matters regarding: the taxation of employer-sponsored health insurance benefits; modification of the mortgage interest deduction; charitable deduction policy; bonus depreciation issues; the expansion of net operating loss carrybacks; the percentage of completion method of accounting; LIFO accounting; the CFC look-through provision; the active financing exception; U.S. tax treaties; the taxation of renewable and nonconventional fuels; new home energy tax credits; the advanced energy project credit; the taxation of U.S. possessions; the proposed authorization of states to require remote sellers to collect state sales taxes; making work pay tax credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Alaska Native settlement trust taxation; and overall domestic and international tax reform policies.

Mr. Bickwit's practice also relates to legislative matters regarding energy, financial services, health care, international trade, and appropriations.  More >

Government Experience
  • General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1979 - 1983
  • Chief Legislative Assistant, Senator John Glenn, 1975 - 1979
  • Counsel, Subcommittee on the Environment of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, 1970 - 1974
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Chambers USA: Government Relations (National), Recognized Practitioner, 2015 - 2016
Professional and Community Involvement
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Court Admissions
Foreign Languages
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • M.A. (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), Oxford University
  • B.A., Yale University, magna cum laude