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Miller & Chevalier Elects New Leadership

Tax Member and Department Vice Chair Marc J. Gerson to Lead Firm Effective July 1

Washington, DC, June 19, 2017 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that the firm's Members elected Marc J. Gerson, Member and Vice Chair of the Tax Department, as Chair of the firm effective July 1, 2017. Gerson will assume the role following the lengthy and venerable tenure of current Chair Anthony F. Shelley, who steps down after 10 years of service on the Executive Committee, including almost six years as Chair.

"Marc is an incredibly talented, thoughtful lawyer who has served in a number of leadership roles in his career, and he is an excellent choice to lead Miller & Chevalier as the firm closes in on its 100th anniversary in 2020," Shelley said. "I have great confidence in Marc's dedication to and vision for the firm, and know he will continue to build on our past accomplishments as he leads us into the future."

Gerson was an Associate at Miller & Chevalier starting in 1995 and rejoined the firm in 2007 after serving as Majority Tax Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. In that role, he acted as the staff liaison to Committee on Ways and Means members, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, the Joint Committee on Taxation, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and served as counsel on all major tax legislation enacted in the 109th Congress. At Miller & Chevalier, he has served as Chair of the Lawyer Development Committee and as a member of both the Compensation and Nominating Committees, in addition to his current position as Vice Chair of the Tax Department. 

"My fellow Members and I appreciate Tony's diligent and successful stewardship of the firm over the past several years," Gerson said, "and I am honored to be selected to serve as the next Chair of Miller & Chevalier's Executive Committee."

Shelley, who joined the firm in 1987, is the firm's third-longest serving Chair after firm founder Robert N. Miller and esteemed Tax Member David W. Richmond. "It was one of the highlights of my career to serve as Chair of Miller & Chevalier," he said. "I've had the wonderful privilege of leading the firm during a period that saw us welcome a number of new Members and enjoy great successes on behalf of our clients." He also oversaw Miller & Chevalier's March 2016 move into a new, trophy-class office building at 900 Sixteenth Street, NW, in the heart of Washington's central business district.

In addition to Gerson, the firm's Executive Committee will include Vice Chair Maria O'Toole Jones, Tax Department Chair George A. Hani, Litigation Department Chair Andrew T. Wise, International Department Chair Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Employee Benefits Department Chair Theresa S. Gee, and At-Large Member Adam P. Feinberg.

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


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