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Roger Jones

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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US & International Tax


Roger is a senior counsel. He represents clients in tax controversy and litigation matters at all levels of the federal court system, before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and before various state courts and tax agencies. He has represented taxpayers, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, in more than 80 docketed cases before the US Supreme Court, most of the US courts of appeals, federal district courts, the US Court of Federal Claims and the US Tax Court.

Roger has also successfully settled numerous tax disputes short of litigation through administrative appeals procedures, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes. In addition, he advises clients on issues related to federal and state tax planning, compliance and transactional work, with particular emphasis on transfer pricing, Subpart F, foreign tax credits, financial instruments, reorganizations and other corporate transactions. Roger is also the author of numerous articles discussing a wide variety of tax-related topics.

Core Capabilities: Acquisitions & Restructurings, Country-by-Country Reporting, Federal Taxation, Tax, Tax Controversies, Transfer Pricing.


American Bar Association, Tax Section
Illinois State Bar Association, Tax Section
New York State Bar Association, Tax Section
Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities
Bar Admissions: Illinois and New York
Courts: United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals - Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits; United States District Courts - Northern District of Illinois, District of Colorado; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States Tax Court.


State University of New York - Buffalo Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1984
State University of New York - Buffalo, PhD, 1979
State University of New York - Buffalo, MA, 1976
State University of New York - Buffalo, BA, cum laude, 1973

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Roger Jones - McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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The ‘outstandingMcDermott Will & Emery LLP advises corporate clients, banks, insurers and financial other services companies on multi-state tax controversies. Recent highlights include assisting Illinois-based agricultural cooperative Growmark with two pending tax cases at the Tax Court challenging an IRS determination that the client owes millions in taxes, and advising Fortune 100 healthcare and medical insurance company Aetna on a dispute over whether Aetna’s HMO subsidiaries are insurance companies for New York City tax purposes and whether they are subject to the city’s corporate income tax. The client base also includes Apple, Caterpillar, Citibank and Walmart. Dallas-based practice head Todd Welty as well as counsel Roger Jones and Jane May in Chicago are recommended. Dallas-based Kristina Novak was made partner in January 2017. Jean Pawlow moved to Latham & Watkins LLP in January 2018.

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