Brian C. McManus > Latham & Watkins LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304
United States

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Brian McManus is a partner in the Tax Department of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses on civil and criminal tax litigation and controversies. He has successfully litigated complex tax cases in the US Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims and several federal district and state courts. He also represents taxpayers in IRS audits, administrative claims, IRS protests and post-appeals mediations. Mr. McManus is recognized as a Noted Practitioner for his tax and tax controversy work by Chambers USA 2016. He is also recommended for his tax controversy work by The Legal 500 US 2014-2016.


Tax Partner


Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: contentious

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Brian C. McManusLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP represents clients on US and cross-border corporate tax disputes, fraud allegations, and US federal and SALT tax controversies. In Washington DC, practice leader Miriam Fisher is a highly regarded tax litigator, representing multinationals and high-net-worth individuals in federal and state tax controversy matters, ranging from high-value tax claims to allegations of fraud. She works alongside Jean Pawlow, noted for representing major American companies in federal trial and appellate courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution involving transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, and research credits. In Boston, Brian C. McManus specializes in cross-border and offshore tax disputes and litigation, as well as criminal tax charges on behalf of multinationals, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. Tax controversy counsel Andrew Strelka rejoined from the Office of the White House in September 2021; tax accounting dispute counsel Joshua Wu rejoined in March 2021 from the US Department of Justice, Tax Division.