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Dirk J.J. Suringa

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Dirk Suringa is a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office, practicing in the areas of international tax planning and controversies. Mr. Suringa advises clients regarding the Federal income tax aspects of domestic and international transactions and structures and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Treasury Department, and in the Federal courts.

Mr. Suringa served as Attorney-Advisor in the Department of the Treasury's Office of International Tax Counsel from 2000 to 2003. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Suringa clerked for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

He is the author of numerous articles on international tax matters, including the BNA Tax Management Portfolio on the Foreign Tax Credit Limitation.


  • Best Lawyers in America, Tax (2013-14)
  • Chambers USA - America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Tax (2013-14)
  • Legal 500 US, Tax (2012-14)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Tax (2014)


  • Vice-President, Secretary of IFA USA Executive Committee
  • Member, American College of Tax Counsel


- Tax

  • Controversies
  • International Tax & Transfer Pricing


- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1996

  • magna cum laude

- Princeton University, B.A., 1992

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Judicial Clerkship

- Hon. Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996- 1997

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Florida


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