- LL.M.Georgetown University Law Centerwith distinction2006
- J.D.American University Washington College of Lawcum laude2002
- A.B.Davidson College1999
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 - 2020
- Legal 500: Tax: International Tax, 2019 - 2020
- Legal 500: Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious, 2019
- Legal 500: Tax: U.S Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2019
District of Columbia
Loren Ponds will speak at the Tax Council Policy Institute's (TCPI's) 22nd Annual Symposium on February 10, 2021.
Jorge Castro, Marc Gerson, and Loren Ponds will present, "Impact of the COVID-19/Omnibus Legislation and the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections on the 2021 Tax Policy Agenda," on January 15, 2021.
Layla Asali, Marc Gerson, and Loren Ponds will speak at the DC Bar 2021 Virtual Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update on January 13 - 14, 2021.
This week on tax break, Steve and Loren are joined by Miller & Chevalier Tax Member Rocco Femia to discuss the recently proposed section 901 regulations’ net gain requirement and new jurisdicti
In a crossover with the Tax Notes Talk podcast, tax break host and Miller & Chevalier Member Loren Ponds shares he
On September 29, 2020, the Treasury Department and IRS issued final and proposed regulations addressing a host of issues relating to the foreign tax credit, including proposed regulations that cont
On September 1, 2020, Treasury and the IRS released additional guidance under section 59A, the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) added by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.1 These fina
On July 9, 2020, Treasury and the IRS released final regulations under section 250, which provides a deduction for a domestic corporation's foreign derived intangible income (FDII) and global intan
What was shaping up to be another year of tax gridlock in Washington has, like seemingly everything else, been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Under immense pressure to devise a fair and administrable solution for taxing digital businesses by 2020, the OECD yesterday released a public consultation document to test the waters with a potent