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David B. Blair

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA


David B. Blair is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Tax Group. Mr. Blair's practice is in the area of federal tax litigation and controversy. With over twenty years of tax litigation and trial experience, he has handled large tax litigations in the areas of transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, partnerships, tax-exempt bonds, consolidated returns, excise taxes, employment taxes, and tax accounting issues. He is also active in pro bono litigation. Where clients sought resolution short of litigation, Mr. Blair achieved outstanding results through alternative dispute resolution procedures, including the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Fast Track Settlement program. He also has extensive experience in handling tax controversies before IRS Exam, Appeals, National Office, and Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement program (APMA).

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 Crowell & Moring, Mr. Blair was a Trial 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.

David B. Blair is associated with the following items:
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters The Transfer Pricing Challenge - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Transfer Pricing Planning and Taxpayers’ Affirmative Use of Section 482 - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Litigating a Transfer Pricing Case - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
The OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Initiative - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
The Players: The IRS and Foreign Tax Authorities, the OECD, and the Tax Treaty Network - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Strategic Considerations in Transfer Pricing Planning That Drive Controversy Positions - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Competent Authority - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Considerations When Settling Transfer Pricing Disputes - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Coordination with Customs Valuations - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Cost Sharing Arrangements, Including Their Interrelationship with Intangibles Transfers - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Handling Transfer Pricing Audits by the IRS - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
The U.S. Legal Framework - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Advance Pricing Agreements - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, March 17, 2017
Answer Book  Answer Book Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2017 Edition) - Transfer Pricing Answer Book (2016 Edition)
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