Don Moorehead is a former member of the firm’s Global Board and assists clients in a broad range of tax and business planning matters and in related public policy projects.

    In tax and business planning matters, Don concentrates principally on (1) cross-border transactions, including inbound investments into the US by both active businesses and passive institutional investors and structuring of the international operations of businesses based in the US; (2) the taxation of swaps and other financial instruments; (3) the taxation of private and sovereign investment funds, their managers and their investors; and (4) mergers and other reorganizations.

    In public policy matters, Don focuses principally on US federal legislative and regulatory initiatives involving the taxation of (1) cross-border transactions and investments; (2) private sector and sovereign investment funds, their managers and their investors; and (3) financial institutions and financial products. He also assists clients in connection with congressional investigations involving tax and financial matters.

    Before joining the firm in 1984, Don served as Chief Counsel (Republican) to the Committee on Finance of the US Senate and as Vice President (Tax) and General Counsel to Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation. He also was an adjunct professor of law in the graduate tax program of Georgetown University.

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    Education

    • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1968
    • University of Virginia, B.A., 1965

    Admissions

    • California, 1982
    • District of Columbia, 1968

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • American Bar Association, Tax Section

    Publications and Speaking Engagements

    • Co-author, “Provisions of Dodd-Frank Affecting Fund Management,” Financer Worldwide, October 2010.
    • Co-author, “Financial Regulatory Reform Client Alert: Conference Committee Update,” Patton Boggs, June 7, 2010.
    • Co-author, “Hedge Fund Roundtable,” Financier Worldwide, January 2007.
    • Author, “American Jobs Creation Act of 2004,” Re: American Jobs Creation Act Alert – Deferred Compensation Overhaul, October 2004.
    • Speaker, numerous programs addressing public policy and tax matters, including the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation.

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