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Pamela F. Olson

Pamela F. Olson


Washington, DC, USA

Pam is a U.S. Deputy Tax Leader and Washington National Tax Services Leader of PwC. In her role with WNTS, Pam leads a team that includes many former senior government officials and policy advisers. 

Prior to joining PwC, Pam led the Washington tax practice at Skadden, Arps, and served as assistant secretary for tax policy at the US Department of the Treasury.

Pam has represented clients in a broad range of matters, including IRS audits, appeals and litigation; congressional investigations; private letter ruling requests, proposed regulations, and other IRS and Treasury guidance; and in the legislative process. She has advised clients on tax and social security reform and on the structuring of financing, partnership, and M&A transactions. She is a frequent speaker on tax, economic and federal budget matters and has testified before several congressional committees, most recently before the Senate Finance Committee on international tax reform.

Pam also held positions with the chief counsel’s office of the Internal Revenue Service as special assistant to the chief counsel, attorney-adviser in the Legislation and Regulations Division and trial attorney in San Diego District Counsel.

In 2000 and 2001, Pam was the first woman to serve as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.

Pam received her B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. from the University of Minnesota.


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