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Layla J. Asali and Loren C. Ponds Elected Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel

Washington, DC, September 24, 2021 – Miller & Chevalier today announced that Members Layla J. Asali and Loren C. Ponds were elected Fellows of the American College of Tax Counsel by the Board of Regents of the College.

To be eligible for nomination to the College, a lawyer must have been in practice for at least 15 years and devoted the principal part of the time in practice to tax and tax-related matters. In addition, the lawyer must have demonstrated an exceptional degree of professional commitment to the practice of law through active involvement in the taxation committees of section of national, regional, state, or local bar associations, through significant legal writing or teaching in the field of taxation, or by holding a responsible tax administration position with the federal government.

About the American College of Tax Counsel

The American College of Tax Counsel is a professional association of tax attorneys in private law firms and in-house legal departments, on the bench, in federal or state government, or in academia. The College serves important roles regarding the nation's tax laws by communicating with Congress, the Treasury Department and the IRS on federal tax issues and through the filing of "friend of the court" briefs in selected tax cases. A Board of 19 Regents serves as the governing body of the College, with one regent drawn from each of the 13 federal judicial circuits, plus two at-large positions. The Board is rounded out by the four members of the Executive Committee – President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and Last Retiring President.

About Miller & Chevalier

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Litigation, International Law, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500, and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit


Laura Miller, Media Relations, Greentarget, 312-252-4104