David B. Blair is a member of the law firm Miller & Chevalier Chartered in Washington, DC. His legal practice is in the area of federal income tax with a concentration on tax controversies and litigation. Mr. Blair regularly represents multi-national businesses in court and before the Internal Revenue Service, including IRS Appeals, the APA Program and Competent Authority. Since joining Miller & Chevalier in 1995, Mr. Blair has led or been a member of the litigation teams for a number of significant tax cases involving multi-national enterprises, including in the area of transfer pricing. In addition to litigation, Mr. Blair has significant experience in resolving high stakes tax controversies through alternative dispute resolution processes.
Mr. Blair is an active member and former Chair of the Tax Section of the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the ABA Section of Taxation, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Blair served as an Adjunct Professor of tax at the Georgetown University Law Center. He frequently speaks on a variety of tax issues and is active in the J. Edgar Murdoch Inns of Court hosted by the United States Tax Court. Mr. Blair is ranked by The Legal 500 (2007-2011). Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Blair was a Trail Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division (1990-1995). He also served as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Frank M. Johnson, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Blair received his law degree in 1989 from Cornell Law School (magna cum laude) and his undergraduate degree in 1985 from Georgetown University.