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Cooley Wins International Tax Review's U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year Award

New York – November 18, 2011 – Cooley LLP was named U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year by the International Tax Review for its work on Entergy Corporation v. Commissioner case in the U.S. Tax Court in September 2010. 

The Americas Tax Awards recognize the most innovative tax transactional, structuring, litigation and transfer-pricing work done in North and South America, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and six U.S. cities.  This year's winners were chosen based on their work over a 12-month period beginning June 2010. 

The U.S. Tax Court ruled in favor of client Entergy Corporation, entitling the company to a foreign tax credit for taxes paid by its subsidiary in the United Kingdom.  The decision yielded $250 million in tax savings.

The New York-based Cooley team that represented Entergy Corporation was led by partners Stephen Gardner and William O'Brien and included of counsel John Steines.

Cooley's Tax practice has a national reputation and is known for innovative, tax-efficient structuring of business transactions and effective resolution of significant tax controversies.

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