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William M. Paul

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington, DC, USA

William Paul
Covington & Burling LLP

Bill Paul is a partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP and is resident in the firm's Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on federal income tax matters, including specialties in the taxation of financial products, financial transactions, and investment funds. He regularly advises issuers and investors on the tax treatment of innovative financial products. He also represents taxpayers and industry groups before the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and Congress.

Bill is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, as well as a past chair of the Financial Products Committee of the D.C. Bar Tax Section. He is listed in numerous guides to leading lawyers, including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the board of directors of the American Tax Policy Institute. From 1988 to 1989, he served as Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy.


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