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Barbara M. Angus


Washington, DC, USA

Barbara M. Angus is with Ernst & Young LLP's International Tax Services practice. Based in Washington, DC, she advises clients on international tax policy and international tax planning.

Barbara previously served as the International Tax Counsel for the Office of Tax Policy, Department of the Treasury, from 2001 to 2005. In that position, she served as the federal government's principal legal advisor on all aspects of international tax policy, including development of legislation, promulgation of regulations and administrative guidance, negotiation of tax treaties, and representation of the United States in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Barbara earlier was the Business Tax Counsel for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, with primary responsibility for all international aspects of tax legislation and analysis of tax treaties considered by the Senate.

Barbara also has extensive private sector experience, including forming and operating a consulting firm that developed legislative and regulatory solutions for multinational clients across the spectrum of tax issues. She was a national partner in the Federal Tax Policy Group at another Big Four firm and was a partner with a major law firm in Chicago.

Barbara received an AB (mathematics and economics), magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College. She received a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and an MBA (finance and accounting), with high honors, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Barbara has been a member of the adjunct faculty in the LLM program at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching the course on tax treaties.


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