United States: Former U.S. Treasury Official Joins Latham & Watkins’ Tax Team
Last Updated: November 1 2004

Julian Kim returns to Washington, DC office from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy

Washington, DC, October 29, 2004. Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce the return of Julian Kim as partner in the firm. Kim, who served as the Acting Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel for the last two years at the U.S. Treasury Department, will resume his tax controversy and client counseling practice with the firm.

While at the Treasury Kim had broad responsibility for regulatory and legislative matters relating to administrative and judicial tax practice. Working closely with the Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Kim played a key role in the development of the Government’s legislative and regulatory response to tax shelters, including provisions contained in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. He also was a principal drafter of the final Treasury regulations for the research credit. Kim was awarded Treasury’s Meritorious Service Award for his contributions to the Office of Tax Policy.

"We welcome Julian back to the firm. He has an outstanding reputation as a tax lawyer, both for the excellence of his work and his ability to manage large, complex cases. He further strengthens a tax controversy practice that we believe to be among the strongest in the nation," said Eric Bernthal, Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office.

"Julian’s tenure with the Treasury has enhanced his expertise and profile. He will be a tremendous asset for our clients and for our tax controversy practice," said McGee Grigsby, Chair of the firm’s Tax Controversy Practice Group. "His return further demonstrates our commitment to having a stellar tax controversy practice throughout the nation."

"I am delighted to be returning to Latham & Watkins as a partner in the Washington office. The last three years have been a tremendous experience for me, and I look forward to working with new and former colleagues alike as the firm continues to build upon its extensive tax capability," said Julian Kim.

Kim graduated Phi Beta, summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1989 and cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992. Upon graduation, he clerked for the late Chief Judge Morey L. Sear of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, before joining Latham in Washington, DC in 1993. Kim is a member of the District of Columbia, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims and United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Bars.

Latham & Watkins Tax Controversy Practice
Assisting clients with tax controversies has been an important part of Latham & Watkins client services since the firm was founded in 1934 by Dana Latham, a former IRS Commissioner, and Paul Watkins. We believe the best way to resolve tax controversies is to avoid them by careful planning, but we also assist clients with examinations, appeals and litigation. Over the years, our attorneys have tried nearly 100 tax cases in the US Tax Court, US Court of Federal Claims, US District Courts, US Courts of Appeals, the US Supreme Court, and various state trial and appellate courts.

In the last three years, Latham & Watkins has expanded its tax controversy team with the addition of nationally-recognized partners Kim Boylan, Rita Cavanagh and Jerry Kafka, and Susan Seabrook as counsel. Altogether, the Tax Controversy Practice Group includes 28 attorneys in the firm’s offices throughout the country.

About Latham & Watkins LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,500 attorneys in 21 offices, including Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo und Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the Web site at www.lw.com

1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with an affiliate in the United Kingdom and Italy, where the practice is conducted through an affiliated multinational partnership.

Eric Bernthal, Washington, DC Office Managing Partner, 202 637 2236
Larry Stein, Global Tax Chair, 213 891 8322
McGee Grigsby, Chair of the Tax Controversy Practice, 202 637 2256
Julian Kim, Washington, DC Tax Partner, 202 637 1005

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