Loren C. Ponds


Practice Co-Lead, Tax Policy

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

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 - 2021
  • Legal 500: Tax: International Tax, 2019 - 2021
  • Legal 500: Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious, 2019
  • Legal 500: Tax: U.S Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Tax Law, 2022
  • DC Bar Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019 - 2020
  • Chair, Taxation Community, District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association 
  • Member, Section of Taxation, National Bar Association
  • Member, Taxes Committee, International Bar Association
  • Member, International Fiscal Association 
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • United States Tax Court
Speaking Engagement

Loren Ponds will speak at the 2021 WITA Virtual Intensive Trade Seminar on a panel titled, "International Tax and Trade," on September 13, 2021.


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