Jerry Libin advises U.S. and foreign-based corporations on the full scope of domestic and international corporate taxation. Chair of Sutherland's Tax Practice Group, Jerry focuses on issues of tax controversy; tax planning; corporate acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings; and financial transactions involving domestic and international tax considerations. Jerry has successfully litigated a number of important federal tax cases and constitutional challenges to state tax statutes, including representation before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the ever-changing sphere of corporate taxation, Jerry brings decades of experience and innovation—a working knowledge of history and precedents combined with insight and strategic planning—to his clients’ specific tax issues and also to the broader arenas of legislation and policy making. He has dealt extensively with the U.S. Department of Treasury on a range of matters, including the revision of proposed regulations and the negotiation of tax treaty provisions, and has served as an informal adviser to the staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. As a consultant to the American Law Institute International Tax Study Project, he participated in the development of international tax proposals that became part of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. From 2001-2005, Jerry served as President of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the largest professional organization in the world devoted exclusively to the study of international tax matters.
Before joining the firm, Jerry served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles E. Whittaker, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of tax controversy (2009-2011, 2015) and international tax (2015)
Named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Washington, D.C in the area of Litigation and Controversy – Tax Law
Recognized by Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers (2009)
Recognized as a Tax Controversy Leader by International Tax Review (2012)
Former President, International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Former Member of Council and Chair of Special Committee on Standing to Sue, Committee on Integration, Special Projects Committee and Globalization Task Force, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Past Chair, Taxation Division, District of Columbia Bar
Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court (J. Edgar Murdock Inn, the only Inn of Court dealing with federal tax matters)
Member, Executive Committee, U.S. Branch, IFA
Former Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School