In brief After initially granting certiorari and hearing oral arguments in In re Grand Jury ─ a matter concerning the application of the attorney-client privilege to dual-purpose communications ─ the United States Supreme Court “dismissed as improvidently granted” the case. Tax practitioners had hoped that a ruling by the Supreme Court would resolve a circuit split regarding the extent to which such communications fall within the ambit of the privilege. Background As a general rule, a lawyer’s…
David Brotz is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office. He advises clients on a variety of tax controversy matters. He pursued undergraduate studies at Cornell University before receiving his J.D. from Harvard Law School. David's practice focuses on transfer pricing disputes, as well as domestic and international tax controversy issues. He assists clients throughout all phases of tax litigation, from audit and administrative appeals before the IRS to litigation before the US Tax Court and other federal courts.