John T. Adney is a partner at Davis & Harman LLP, practicing primarily in the areas of taxation and insurance law. Since 1977, he has engaged in an insurance product taxation advisory, ruling, and audit practice, covering universal life insurance, variable life insurance, group-term life insurance, COLI, fixed and variable annuities, and long-term care insurance. During the same period, he has engaged in extensive advisory, ruling, and audit work relating to insurance company taxation. In addition, since 1981, Mr. Adney has been involved in legislative representation of insurance companies on tax matters relating to the companies and their products, including the enactment or revision of Internal Revenue Code sections 72, 101(f), 101(g), 801–8, 846, 1035, 7702, 7702A, and 7702B. In 1985, he helped organize Davis & Harman, serving as the firm’s first managing partner.
Mr. Adney received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Millikin University in 1972 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1975. He served as a law clerk for the Trial Division of the U.S. Court of Claims in 1975 and 1976, and then clerked for Judge Marion T. Bennett of the U.S. Court of Claims in 1976 and 1977.