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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 the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), and issues related to technical corrections, administrative guidance, and legislative amendments to various provisions. Ms. Ponds has also represented her clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on international tax controversy matters such as competent authority claims and transfer pricing audits. According to her clients, Ponds provides "strong substantive and political knowledge" and "excellent services."

As an authority on key international tax issues, including the Pillars One and Two international tax reforms spearheaded by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and transfer pricing, Ms. Ponds is a highly sought-after speaker. She is frequently quoted in a variety of publications, including Accounting Today, Bloomberg Tax, Law360, Tax Notes, and Wall Street Journal. Her other media appearances include CNBC's Squawk Box and Bloomberg's Talking Tax podcast. 

Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier in 2018, 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. She also worked in Ernst & Young LLP's National Tax Department, where her practice focused on transfer pricing planning and controversy projects. 

Fluent in French and German, Ms. Ponds worked abroad as Ernst & Young's Global Transfer Pricing Operations Manager in Düsseldorf, Germany. She 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 OECD in Paris, France.

Government Experience
  • 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
Rankings and Recognition
  • Legal 500: Government: Government Relations, 2019 - 2023
  • Legal 500: Tax: International Tax, 2019 - 2022
  • Legal 500: Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious, 2019
  • Legal 500: Tax: U.S Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019, 2023
  • International Tax Review: General Corporate Tax, 2023 - 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Tax Law, 2022 - 2024
  • DC Bar Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019 - 2020
Affiliations
  • Member, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association 
  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Board Member, American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Member and Former Chair (2021 - 2022), Taxation Community, District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, Taxes Committee, International Bar Association
  • Member and Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association 
  • Member, Section of Taxation, National Bar Association
Admissions
State Admissions
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • United States Tax Court
News and Events

Events

Speaking Engagement

The Tax Council Annual Meeting

Speaking Engagement

ABA 34th Annual Philadelphia Tax Conference

Speaking Engagement

39th Annual TEI-SJSU High Tech Tax Institute

Speaking Engagement

IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

Speaking Engagement

TEI 2023 Annual Conference

Publications