Education
  • J.D.
    Harvard Law School
  • M.A. (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics)
    Oxford University
  • B.A.
    Yale University
    magna cum laude

Leonard Bickwit, Jr. practices in the areas of legislation and government regulation, 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. 

From 1979 until he joined Miller & Chevalier in 1983, Mr. Bickwit served as General Counsel to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he had lead responsibility for Commission litigation and for legal advice regarding the agency’s adjudications, rulemakings, and proposed legislation. Mr. Bickwit also served as Legislative Director to Senator John Glenn from 1975 to 1979 and as the National Issues Director of Senator Glenn’s presidential campaign in 1984.

  • General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1979 - 1983
  • Legislative Director, Senator John Glenn, 1975 - 1979
  • Chambers USA: Government Relations (Nationwide), 2015 - 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Tax Law, 2018 - 2019
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
03.28.2012

Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced the results of their 2012 Tax Policy Forecast Survey measuring the current perspectives and attitudes of leading business tax executives on the dire

02.07.2011

Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced the results of their 2011 Tax Policy Forecast Survey measuring the current perspectives and attitudes of leading corporate tax executives on the direction

11.16.2010

In the 111th Congress, tax legislation, like most other areas of congressional policy-making, has been dominated by partisan conflict.