Richard “Jake” Gagnon is counsel in the Tax practice.
He represents U.S. and international clients in audits and investigations before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice and in federal trial and appellate courts.
He advises clients in a variety of sectors, including finance, media, energy and technology. Recent clients have included WMI Liquidating Trust, Lloyds Bank Group, HSBC, and Susquehanna International Group.
He has served as one of the lead attorneys on a number of reported cases, including Rite Aid Corp. v. United States, 255 F.3d 1357 (Fed. Cir. 2001), in which the court invalidated a consolidated return regulation
Before entering private practice, Jake served as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division. He received a Tax Division Special Commendation Award for his work on several large, high profile cases. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge John T. Nixon of the United States District Court in Nashville, TN.