Areas of Practice
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007, Executive Editor, Michigan Law Review
  • University of California - Berkeley, B.A., with high distinction, 2004, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Amanda Pedvin Varma

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8116
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Amanda Pedvin Varma advises clients on US federal income tax matters, with particular focus on international tax planning and controversies.  Her practice includes counseling domestic and foreign businesses with respect to cross-border acquisitions, business restructurings, and financings, tax treaty matters, deferral and foreign tax credit issues, and transfer pricing.  In addition, she advises clients on withholding and reporting issues, including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Ms. Varma is also experienced in representing clients in examinations, appeals, and trial and appellate court litigation.  She regularly advises clients on special issues arising in international tax controversies and is experienced in matters involving competent authority and information exchange issues. 

Ms. Varma also represents clients in connection with regulatory and legislative tax policy matters.  She has advocated for clients with respect to debt/equity issues, tax treaty matters, FATCA, and corporate and international tax reform.

Ms. Varma is the co-chair of Steptoe’s Women’s Forum and a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.  Her pro bono practice includes representing clients in custody, adoption, and guardianship cases.


  • Legal 500 US, Tax: International Tax, 2013-2015
  • Legal 500 US, Tax: Tax Controversy, 2014-2015

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