Mr Scott Farmer > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
United States

Work Department

Latin America Team; Tax


Scott Farmer advises clients on all aspects of international tax planning and controversy with the Internal Revenue Service. His clients include US firms engaged in non-US business activities as well as non-US firms operating within the United States. Scott frequently lectures at the World Trade Institute and the Tax Executives Institute. He also writes on international tax topics, including “Partnership Dispositions of Stock in Controlled Foreign Corporations,” 110 Tax Notes 1319 (March 20, 2006). Scott is named one of the country’s leading practitioners in taxation by Chambers USA, one of the world’s leading practitioners in international tax by Chambers Global, and a leader in mergers and acquisitions and cross-border structuring by International Tax Review’s World Tax.


North Carolina State University, BA; University of North Carolina School of Law; George Washington University, Master of Laws

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: contentious

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has expertise in many specialty areas, including transfer pricing, benefits and payroll tax, and R&D credits, and is frequently active in litigation for multinationals, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. The group has particular strength in complex cross-border matters, due to the firm’s extensive international network of offices. Barton Bassett, who splits his time between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, leads the tax litigation practice on the West Coast with Rod Donnelly, in Silicon Valley. Bassett and Donnelly share a focus on the outbound and inbound operations of domestic and foreign multinationals, and cover issues such as transfer pricing matters, Subpart F, and foreign tax credits. Alex Sadler, a leading name in R&D tax credit controversy and litigation, is based in Washington DC, alongside international tax specialist Scott Farmer, federal tax expert Sheri Dillon, and Doug Norton, who made partner in October 2022. Thomas Linguanti, who leads the Chicago practice, covers audits, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and trial and appellate litigation. John Magee and William Nelson retired in December 2021.