Linguanti leaves Baker McKenzie to join Morgan Lewis’s Chicago tax practice

Thomas V. Linguanti has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in Chicago, the firm announced August 8.

Linguanti, formerly chair of Baker & McKenzie LLP’s North American tax practice group, is a tax controversy trial lawyer. He was lead lawyer in Medtronic Inc. v. Commissioner, a transfer pricing dispute where an IRS deficiency was reduced by the Tax Court by over USD 1 billion. The case is currently on appeal.

Earlier in his career, Linguanti was a trial and appellate attorney in the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice.

“Tom’s well-respected practice and aggressive advocacy on behalf of clients complements our standing as a provider of elite tax controversy and transfer pricing services,” said Jami McKeon, Morgan Lewis’s firm chair. “Tom’s arrival further solidifies our competitive advantage in this area,” McKeon said.

“Tom is widely recognized as a top tax controversy lawyer, and we are excited to have him join our team,” said Barton W.S. Bassett, leader of the firm’s tax practice.

“Our clients turn to us because they have problems of significant size and complexity and need counsel with highly specialized and significant experience. Adding Tom and lawyers of his caliber to our already preeminent team adds to the deep bench that has led our clients to trust us with these important matters,” Bassett said.


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