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Maria O'Toole Jones Elected an American College of Tax Counsel Fellow

Washington, DC, May 19, 2023 – Miller & Chevalier today announced that Maria O'Toole Jones was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel by the Board of Regents of the College. To be eligible for membership in the College, a lawyer must be nominated by a current Fellow and evaluated by a committee of the College's Board of Regents. Criteria for membership in the College include having been a member of the bar of one or more U.S. states (or the District of Columbia, possessions, or territories of the U.S.) for at least 15 years prior to the date of their election to membership as a Fellow in the College, with a career principally devoted to tax law and tax-related matters demonstrating a high standard of excellence and ethical conduct. 

Jones practices in the area of federal income taxation with a focus on tax controversy matters, including Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits, IRS Appeals, and tax litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and federal district courts. She has significant experience in matters involving the taxation of insurance companies, including deductibility of ceding commissions and reserves, deductibility of policyholder dividends, conversion of nonprofit insurance companies, captive insurance company issues (including Internal Revenue Code section 831(b) captives), and provisions applicable to Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Jones is a member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Tax Conference and is a frequent speaker on insurance tax and federal tax controversy issues. 

About the American College of Tax Counsel

Founded in 1981, the American College of Tax Counsel is a nonprofit association of tax attorneys in private practice, law, business, graduate school teaching positions, and government who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and their substantial contributions and commitment to the legal profession. One of the chief purposes of the College is to provide a mechanism for input by tax attorneys into the development of U.S. tax laws and policy. 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 its Executive Committee – president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, and immediate past president. The College can be found online at

About Miller & Chevalier 

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, International Law, Litigation, ERISA, White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, Government Contracts, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. 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



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