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Kathleen Pakenham is co-chair of Cooley's Tax practice group and serves on the firm's Management Committee. Kathleen is a seasoned litigator in matters involving complex questions of federal tax law and procedure. She has represented clients in sizable tax controversies relating to tax shelter issues, options trading transactions, summons enforcement actions, tax fraud, subpoena requests and real property tax disputes. She has extensive experience advising clients at the pre-litigation assessment phase. She also represents clients involved in all types of internal and governmental investigations, in addition to state and federal trial and appellate matters. Her clients have included Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries such as banking, energy, telecommunications, and oil and gas.
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[Kathy] is very responsive, technical and pragmatic.
New York University School of LawLLM, 1998
Brooklyn Law SchoolJD, magna cum laude, 1995
State Univ of New York/AlbanyBA, 1992
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