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Joan C. Arnold

Joan C. Arnold

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Joan Arnold is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office, where she is the chair of the Tax Practice Group, and focuses her practice on federal and international income tax.  Joan has more than 35 years of significant experience in domestic and cross border M&A, and corporate international tax counseling, including substantial tax experience in the private equity arena.  She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Joan is the immediate past president of the American College of Tax Counsel, vice chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, vice president and a member of the executive committee of the U.S. Branch of the International Fiscal Association, and on the executive committee of the George Washington/IRS Annual International Tax Institute.

Joan was highly ranked (Tier1)  by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in tax law for 2016 and 2017 and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and was named the Philadelphia Best Lawyers Tax Lawyer of the Year for 2010. Joan is also included in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and also is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal International – Corporate Tax.

Before entering private practice, Joan was vice president, associate general tax counsel for Citicorp, a full-time faculty member at Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, and a consultant in international tax to KPMG in its national office.  She holds a B.A. (mathematics) from Wagner College, a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and an LL.M. (taxation) from New York University School of Law.


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