Mary E. Monahan: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Mary E. Monahan

Mary Monahan
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • International Tax
  • Federal Tax
  • Insurance Taxation
  • Appellate
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0641
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Georgetown University, A.B., cum laude
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University National Law Center, J.D., with high honors Articles Editor, George Washington Law Review, Order of the Coif
Admitted1991, Maryland; 1992, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Barrister member, J. Edgar Murdock American Inn of Court


Mary Monahan represents insurance companies and other corporations in audits, litigation and appeals involving the IRS. Mary participates in litigation in multiple federal forums, including the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, district courts, courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. She also represents taxpayers with respect to insurance company issues, interest matters, and eligibility for the research tax credit.

Drawing on 20 years' experience litigating complex and technical federal tax issues, Mary also advises multinational corporations on international tax and tax planning for corporate acquisitions and restructurings, focusing particularly on tax accounting and income recognition issues.

Selected Experience

Sutherland secures partial summary judgment in research tax credit case. Sutherland represents State Farm in case involving two questions of first impression. Sutherland represents GE in litigation in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Awards and Rankings

Dean's fellow, George Washington University National Law Center

Winner, Tenth Annual Student Writing Contest of the American College of Tax Counsel (1991)


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New Law Doubles the Penalties for Failure to File Correct Tax Information Returns and Provide Payee Statements
Robert S. Chase,Paul R. Lang,Mary E. Monahan,David A. Roby,Vanessa A. Scott, July 21, 2015
On June 29, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. Quietly embedded in Section 806 of this new law is a provision that doubled the cap on penalties, from $1.5 million to $3 million, for failures to file correct tax information returns and provide payee...

Validus Affirmed for All the Right Reasons - The FET Does Not Apply to Wholly Foreign Reinsurance Transactions
Dennis L. Allen,Thomas A. Gick,Jeffrey H. Mace,Michael R. Miles,Mary E. Monahan, June 1, 2015
On May 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the result of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. v. U.S., 19 F. Supp. 3d 225 (2014), which was the first case to involve a challenge to the Internal Revenue Service’s...

New Temporary and Proposed Regulations Offer Welcome Clarification on Application of the Embedded Loan Rule
Robert S. Chase,Taylor M. Kiessig,Nicole S. Lim,Mary E. Monahan,Amish M. Shah, May 14, 2015
On May 8, 2015, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service published temporary and proposed regulations under IRC §§ 446 and 956 (T.D. 9719; REG-102656-15), clarifying when nonperiodic payments made pursuant to certain notional principal contracts (NPCs), must be bifurcated,...

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Mary E. Monahan

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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