- LL.M.Georgetown University Law Centerwith distinction2006
- J.D.American University Washington College of Lawcum laude2002
- A.B.Davidson College1999
Loren Ponds centers her practice on providing strategic counsel to clients on legislative, regulatory, and other tax policy issues, as well as advising on technical tax matters related to transfer pricing and other international tax topics.
She advises clients on the impacts of tax policy, such as the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), and issues related to technical corrections, administrative guidance, and legislative amendments to various provisions. In addition, Ms. Ponds advises clients on Advance Pricing Agreements, mutual agreement procedure (MAP) negotiations, and international tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), intangible property transactions, and other transfer pricing and international tax issues.
Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Ms. Ponds served as Majority Tax Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, where she developed, analyzed, and refined the international tax provisions of the TCJA.
Previously, Ms. Ponds served in Ernst & Young LLP's National Tax Department with a focus on transfer pricing and other international tax issues, where she counseled multinational companies on tax planning projects, including intellectual property planning, supply chain optimization, and restructurings.
Fluent in French and German, Ms. Ponds worked abroad as Ernst & Young's Global Transfer Pricing Operations Manager in Düsseldorf, Germany. Ms. Ponds was also a German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Universität Hamburg-International Tax Institute in Germany, as well as a Trainee at the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development in Paris, France.
- Majority Tax Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, 2017 - 2018
- Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2004 - 2005
- Legal 500: Government: Government Relations, 2019 - 2020
- Legal 500: Tax: International Tax, 2019 - 2020
- Legal 500: Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious, 2019
- Legal 500: Tax: U.S Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019
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In this profile for Tax Notes' "For the Love of Tax" series, Loren Ponds discusses the unconventional path of her career journey.
In this episode of tax break, Steve and Loren discuss the final FDII regulations from July 2020 with Sharon Heck, Treasurer and Chief Tax Officer at Intel.
Loren Ponds will present, as part of a panel, the ITI Virtual Discussion, "Pillar Talk: The OECD Project, Digital Services Taxes, and the Path Forward," on September 23, 2020.
Jorge Castro and Loren Ponds will present the Tax Executives Institute – Detroit Chapter Webinar, "Tax Legislative Update and Technical Analysis of Presidential Candidates' Tax Policy Priorities,"
Loren Ponds will participate in the Federal Bar Association Tax Practice and Procedure Roundtable, "Tax Legislative Update – Employer Tax Credits Under the CARES and HEALS Acts; 2020 Presidential E
On September 29, 2020, the Treasury Department and IRS issued final and proposed regulations addressing a host of issues relating to the foreign tax credit, including proposed regulations that cont
On September 1, 2020, Treasury and the IRS released additional guidance under section 59A, the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) added by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.1 These fina
On July 9, 2020, Treasury and the IRS released final regulations under section 250, which provides a deduction for a domestic corporation's foreign derived intangible income (FDII) and global intan
What was shaping up to be another year of tax gridlock in Washington has, like seemingly everything else, been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Under immense pressure to devise a fair and administrable solution for taxing digital businesses by 2020, the OECD yesterday released a public consultation document to test the waters with a potent