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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Applauded for ‘deftly assisting‘ clients, the team at Latham & Watkins LLP is involved in a number of large tax litigation matters. Well-respected Jean Pawlow is representing Citigroup in the US Court of Federal Claims, seeking a refund of taxes in excess of $400m. Pawlow also represents Siemens Corporation in US Tax Court litigation involving the gain on the distribution by a US subsidiary of an automotive parts business to its German parent. Group lead Miriam Fisher represented actor Johnny Depp in relation to tax issues arising from a lawsuit against his former financial managers; the case was resolved successfully. Alongside Brian McManus in Boston, Fisher is also representing Palace Exploration against allegations of abuse by the State of New York in a test case on appeal to New York’s Supreme Court. DC-based counsel Andrew Strelka works with numerous clients, including Siemens and Weyerhaeuser Company. Kimberly Eney joined as a counsel in Washington DC in July 2018 from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.