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
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • United States Tax Court
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

04.29.2019
Speaking Engagement

Layla Asali, Rocco Femia, Kevin Kenworthy, and Loren Ponds will present at the American Petroleum Institute (API) Federal Tax Forum on April 29-30, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

Houston, TX

03.20.2019
Speaking Engagement

Loren Ponds will present at the Transfer Pricing Minds International conference on March 20, 2019, in London.  Ponds will present, as part of a panel, "Managing Transfer Pricing Audit Risk."

London, UK

02.28.2019
Speaking Engagement

Loren Ponds will speak at the Bloomberg 2019 Outlook: Tax conference on February 28, 2019, in Washington, DC.  Ponds will present, as part of a panel, "Critical Issues in International Tax Planning

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