Bradley M.


Brad Seltzer brings nearly 40 years of experience representing Fortune 100 utility, energy and telecom clients in complex tax matters, including tax planning, accounting and controversy. He defends clients in large tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at both the trial and appellate court levels, and prepares private letter rulings, technical advice requests and accounting method changes for the IRS National Office.

Brad has extensive experience testifying at public hearings on behalf of clients regarding proposed regulations that affect the utility industry, such as interest synchronization, consolidated tax adjustments and the normalization consequences of dispositions or deregulation. He also counsels on tax saving strategies and manages complex tax refund claims, audits, appeals and litigation.

Brad is a frequent speaker on utility and telecom tax topics at various industry conferences and before various trade associations and professional organizations, including the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Edison Electric Institute, the American Gas Association, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the IRS.

Brad returns to Sutherland after nearly a 20-year stint with Deloitte Tax, where he most recently served as Global and U.S. Tax Leader of its Energy Resources and Carbon Markets groups.

Professional Activities

Former Chair, Section of Taxation, Section of Public Utility, American Bar Association
Former Chair, Section of Taxation, Normalization and Industry Specialization Subcommittees, American Bar Association
Former Member, Taxation Section, Steering Committee and Tax Policy Committee, District of Columbia Bar

  • J.D., with high honors, George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., magna cum laude, State University of New York at Albany
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • California
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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