Education
  • LL.M.
    Georgetown University Law Center
    with distinction
    2006
  • J.D.
    American University Washington College of Law
    cum laude
    2002
  • A.B.
    Davidson College
    1999
Languages
French, German

Loren Ponds focuses her practice on federal tax policy, providing strategic counsel to clients on legislative, regulatory, and other policy matters, transfer pricing, and broader international tax matters. She advises clients on the impacts of tax policy, such as the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) and, in particular, issues related to technical corrections and administrative guidance.

Ms. Ponds also maintains a transfer pricing and international tax practice, and advises clients on Advance Pricing Agreements, MAP negotiations, and other matters before the Internal Revenue Service; intangible property transactions; and other 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 international tax services, 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 at the Universität Hamburg-International Tax Institute in Germany, as well as a Trainee for the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development in Paris, France.

  • Majority Tax Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, 2017 - 2018
  • Legal 500: Government: Government Relations, 2019
  • Legal 500: Tax: International Tax, 2019
  • Legal 500: Tax: Contentious, 2019
  • Legal 500: Tax: Non-Contentious, 2019
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • United States Tax Court
06.27.2019
Speaking Engagement

Loren Ponds will speak at the Bloomberg Tax Leadership Forum - New York on June 27, 2019. Ponds will present, as part of a panel, "U.S.

New York, NY

06.12.2019
Speaking Engagement

Loren Ponds will speak at the 2019 Texas Federal Tax Institute in San Antonio, TX, on June 12 and 13, 2019.  On June 12, Ponds will speak on a panel addressing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 policy

San Antonio, TX

05.22.2019
Speaking Engagement

Loren Ponds will speak at the Tax Coalition Issues Forum on May 22, 2019, in Washington, DC.  Ponds will present, as part of a panel, "A Global Tax Odyssey: Taxing the Digital Economy, Treaties, an

Washington, DC

05.01.2019
News

Miller & Chevalier Chartered and the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) announced the results of their 2019 Tax Policy Forecast Survey, in which tax executives remain undecided about the Tax

04.30.2019

Almost 18 months after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), tax executives remain undecided about the law's impact on U.S.

12.20.2018

On December 13, 2018, the Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) under section 59A, the base erosion and anti-ab

Tax Alert
11.29.2018

On November 26, 2018, the Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) under section 163(j).1 The 2017 Tax

Tax Alert