- J.D.Georgetown University Law Centercum laude2014
- B.B.A.University of Miamisumma cum laude2011
Lisandra Ortiz is a Senior Associate in the Tax Department and centers her practice on federal tax controversy matters, particularly those related to international tax and transfer pricing.
Ms. Ortiz was a key member of the team representing a taxpayer in a multi-billion dollar transfer pricing case before the U.S. Tax Court, where she managed discovery; worked closely with the client to develop facts; drafted pleadings, briefs, stipulations, and discovery responses and requests; presented a fact witness at trial and prepared others for their testimony; and worked with expert witnesses to develop reports and testimony. In addition, Ms. Ortiz has experience handling tax refund litigation cases before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Beyond the courtroom, Ms. Ortiz's practice encompasses advising clients on the resolution of cross-border double taxation disputes through the competent authority process, negotiating advance pricing agreements between the IRS and other tax authorities, and representing clients in transfer pricing audits before the IRS.
While attending Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Ortiz served as the Executive Notes Editor for The Tax Lawyer and was awarded the Sewall Key Award for Best Scholastic Record in Taxation.
- The Coca-Cola Company v. Comm'r, Tax Court Dkt. 31183-15. Represent taxpayer in transfer-pricing dispute; trial completed in May 2018.
- Co-Chair, Women in Tax Law Committee, Section on Taxation, Federal Bar Association
- Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Section on Taxation, Federal Bar Association
- Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program, 2019
- Former Co-Chair, Young Tax Lawyers Committee, Section on Taxation, Federal Bar Association
District of Columbia
The Women in Tax Forum of the ABA Tax Section hosted a panel of leading women of color, including Miller & Chevalier's Loren Ponds and Lisandra Ortiz, on June 26, 2020.
Lisandra Ortiz will present, as part of a panel, the ABA Section of Taxation Webinar, "Can't Touch This – The Basics of Intangibles," on February 12, 2020.
Jorge Castro, Thomas Cryan, Steven Dixon, Andrew Howlett, Maria Jones, Tony Provenzano, and Lisandra Ortiz will present to the Tax Executives Institute's (TEI's) Pittsburgh Chapter on February 5, 2
Thomas Cryan, Steven Dixon, Maria O'Toole Jones, James Gadwood, and Lisandra Ortiz will present to Tax Executives Institute's (TEI's) Philadelphia Chapter on October 30, 2019.
Erin Sweeney,* David Zimmerman, Sam Lapin, and Lisandra Ortiz will be speaking at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation 2019 Fall Meeting on October 3, 2019, in San Francisco, CA.
San Francisco, CA
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
In this article, Andrew Howlett and Lisandra Ortiz analyze Chemtech Royalty Associates LP v.
On Friday, October 31, 2014, the Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations under the so-called "hot asset" shifting rules of section 751(b).
In this comment, Lisandra Ortiz discusses the ongoing Joyce-Finnigan debate in the area of state tax