Press Release

Leading Tax Lawyer Joins Cooley

August 20, 2019

Washington, DC – August 20, 2019 – Eileen Marshall has joined Cooley as partner and member of the tax practice group. She arrives from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and will divide her time between Cooley’s Washington, DC, and Palo Alto offices.

“Eileen is one of the most highly respected tax lawyers in the country with decades of experience in the tech sector and with emerging companies,” said Kathleen Pakenham, co-chair of Cooley's tax practice and partner-in-charge of its New York office. “We have come to know Eileen well in working alongside and opposite her on numerous deals over the years, and she is a perfect fit for our collaborative Cooley culture.”

Marshall counsels clients on all aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, tax-free reorganizations, taxable and tax-free spinoffs, incorporations and partnership formations. Additionally, she has significant experience advising on tax issues in connection with financial transactions, including public and private equity and debt financings and restructurings.

“Cooley is a global leader in guiding major transactions with complex tax issues, and I’m eager to leverage the firm’s platform to propel the next phase of my career,” said Marshall. “The tax group is well known for its ingenuity and collegiality. I look forward to partnering with my new colleagues to successfully implement tax strategies that benefit our clients.”

Marshall was named to the 2018 and 2019 editions of Who's Who Legal Corporate Tax: Advisory. She is a council director of the American Bar Association Taxation Section, as well as an officer of the American Bar Association Taxation Section’s Corporate Tax Committee. She formerly served as chair of the District of Columbia Bar Association Tax Section’s Financial Products Committee and the American Bar Association Taxation Section’s Financial Transactions Committee.

Marshall is a frequent speaker on panels for the Taxation Sections of the District of Columbia Bar Association and American Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute and the TEI-SJSU High Tech Tax Institute and has also presented at the New York University Annual Institute on Federal Taxation. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her JD from Yale Law School.

Cooley’s tax practice, which has been recognized by Legal 500 US and Best Lawyers, focuses on all facets of US federal, state, local and international tax law. The group handles 1,000+ transactions annually, providing tax advice to clients across a variety of sectors – from small deals involving startups to multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions.

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