Mr JoAnne Nagjee > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


As an of counsel in Kirkland’s Chicago office, JoAnne Mulder Nagjee focuses on Federal, state and local tax controversies. She represents clients at all stages of the administrative process, from audit through administrative appeal and post-appeals mediation, and in tax litigation in Federal and state courts. JoAnne is experienced with the numerous alternative dispute resolution options available to taxpayers during the IRS audit and appeals process, and is skilled at navigating TEFRA partnership proceedings. 

JoAnne also regularly advises clients on the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including IPOs, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions, and has obtained private letter rulings from the IRS relating to proposed transactions. 

JoAnne serves on Kirkland’s Pro Bono Committee and maintains an active pro bono practice, including helping immigrant victims of violent crimes obtain temporary legal status, work eligibility and a path to permanent residency. She was awarded Pro Bono Service Awards in each of 2009 through 2015 for her work at Kirkland on behalf of pro bono clients.


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., summa cum laude; Lynchburg College, B.A., Sociology, summa cum laude.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: contentious

The tax disputes team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a ‘strong deep bench for tax disputes’ in federal and state courts, administrative appeals, and dispute resolution before litigation stage. It is especially experienced in transfer pricing controversy proceedings and representing private equity funds in tax audits and proceedings. Based in Houston, practice co-lead Richard Husseini represents public and private companies and high net worth individuals before the IRS, courts, and regulatory bodies. Operating out of Chicago, co-lead Natalie Keller is experienced in transfer pricing disputes, particularly for clients in automotive, medical product, and pharmaceutical industries. She works alongside Todd Maynes, a tax litigation, debt restructurings, and insolvency specialist, and counsel JoAnne Nagjee, who represents clients in administrative appeals and post-appeal mediation.