Brigid Kelly focuses her practice on international tax, while also advising clients on a wide range of federal income taxation matters. She has experience working on tax legislative, transactional, and controversy matters and has counseled clients with respect to cross-border acquisitions, restructurings, and financings; transfer pricing; foreign tax credits; international anti-boycott rules; and tax withholding, reporting and other compliance issues.
Brigid also participates in Steptoe's pro bono program and worked as part of a team of Steptoe attorneys that helped secure the release of a man who had been wrongfully convicted of murder and imprisoned for over 19 years. For its work, the Steptoe team received a Defender of Innocence Award from the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
- New York
- District of Columbia
- J.D., Stanford University, 2011, Senior Editor, Stanford Law & Policy Review
- B.A., Columbia University, 2007, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Departmental Honors in History
Areas of Practice
Advises clients on the interpretation and analysis of significant international agreements and developments, including bilateral tax treaties, the U.S. Model Income Tax Convention and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital.
Represents clients in IRS controversies, particularly those involving international tax issues, and competent authority matters.
Experience working on numerous advocacy projects, including drafting comment letters on proposed tax legislation, regulations, and model treaty provisions and preparing clients for meetings on the Hill.
News & Publications
April 14, 2016
Law Clerk, US Attorney's Office in the Northern District of California, Tax Division
- Member, DC Bar Association, Taxation Section