Dwaune L. Dupree

Dwaune L. Dupree: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • Associate at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (436 Attorneys)
  • 700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980
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Dwaune Dupree counsels investment funds and business development companies (BDCs) on a broad range of corporate, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance matters. He also advises clients on various capital markets transactions to ensure compliance with federal securities laws governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Dwaune began his legal career at Eversheds Sutherland (US), where he represented corporations and partnerships in domestic and international tax issues arising from general business operations and complex financial transactions.

Prior to re-joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), Dwaune served as counsel for Financial Policy at a large insurance trade association in Washington, DC. In that role, he represented property casualty insurance companies on tax and financial regulatory matters before state, federal and international administrators, regulators and legislators.

During law school, Dwaune served as an intern for the Honorable Henry E. Autrey of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Awards and Rankings

Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll


“Although not explicit on this point, many believe that Mayo’s implicit holding is that tax regulations are subject to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) -- a belief which has left tax practitioners scrambling to become familiar with a large body of APA guidance that has rarely been applied to tax rules and regulations.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: SEC proposes to expand “testing-the-waters” provisions to all issuers (February 25, 2019)
Overview On February 19, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a proposal to expand the “testing-the-waters” exemption to all issuers. Currently the exemption is limited to ...

Legal Alert: SEC operating status during the government shutdown (January 2, 2019)
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will follow its Operations Plan Under a Lapse in Appropriations and Government Shutdown (the Operations Plan) during the government shutdown, which ...

Legal Alert: Springtime for BDCs-Congress passes long-sought legislation in spending bill (March 23, 2018)
On March 23, 2018, Congress passed its omnibus spending bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, to fund the federal government until October. Included within the spending bill is ...

Legal Alert: How Will the SEC Operate in the Event of a Government Shutdown? (January 19, 2018)
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an “Operations Plan Under a Lapse in Appropriations and Government Shutdown” (the Operations Plan), which details how the SEC will operate ...

Legal Alert: Tax Reform Provisions Affecting BDCs and Closed-End Funds (December 19, 2017)
As discussed in Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP’s Quick Call: Legislative and Tax Reforms - What This Could Mean for Business Development Companies, Congress is currently negotiating a tax reform ...

Legal Alert: Choice 2.0 and Its Impact on Business Development Companies (July 31, 2017)
In April 2017, the full text of an updated version of the CHOICE Act (CHOICE 2.0) was released followed by a hearing on its contents. On June 8, 2017, the House Financial Services Committee released ...

Legal Alert: FY2017 Budget Proposal Sets Its Sights on Insurance Companies (February 11, 2016)
On February 9, the Obama Administration released its fiscal year 2017 budget proposal (FY2017 Budget). Many of the tax proposals included in the FY2017 Budget closely follow those included in the ...

Legal Alert: Tax Court Holds that Residual Value Insurance Qualifies as Insurance for Tax Purposes (September 24, 2015)
On September 21, the United States Tax Court held in favor of the taxpayer in R.V.I. Guaranty Co., Ltd. and Subsidiaries v. Commissioner, 145 T.C. No. 9 (2015). The court concluded that the ...

Legal Alert: Federal Circuit Invalidates a Tax Regulation Because Treasury Did Not Provide a Reasoned Explanation as Required by State Farm (July 5, 2012)

Legal Alert: FinCEN Extends Due Date for Certain FBAR Filers (February 17, 2012)


Subsidiary oversight - an evolving standard of care for directors? (Summer 2018)
Partnering Perspectives
Subsidiary governance is a growing challenge for the directors of both multinational organizations and domestic organizations with foreign assets. In their article for the Summer 2018 edition of ...

Disclosure of Non-GAAP Measures - An SEC Focus (Fall 2016)
Partnering Perspectives
In their article for the Fall 2016 edition of Partnering Perspectives, Sutherland attorneys Patricia Gorham, Lisa Morgan and Dwaune Dupree outline steps companies should take to evaluate their use of ...

Comments on Taxation of Cloud Transactions (From a Character Perspective) (August 1, 2016)
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
In “Comments on Taxation of Cloud Transactions (From a Character Perspective)” by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Sutherland attorney Dwaune Dupree was acknowledged for providing ...

Reasonable Cause: Reliance on Tax Advisors (December 2013-January 2014)
Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure

The FBAR Reset: Final Regulations Provide Mixed Guidance (April 25, 2011)
Tax Notes

The Potential Costs of Capitalism: Why China's Market Economy is at the Root of its Anti-Secession Law (2007)
Washington University Global Studies Law Review


Partnering Perspectives: Insights from Inside and Outside the Corporate Law Department (Summer 2018)
We are pleased to present the Summer 2018 edition of Partnering Perspectives, which focuses on a number of developing legal issues as well as offers insight on the value to clients of partnering with ...

Partnering Perspectives: Insights from Inside and Outside the Corporate Law Department (Fall 2016)
Partnering Perspectives
Sutherland is pleased to present the Fall 2016 edition of Partnering Perspectives, which provides insight into a number of regulatory hurdles and preventive measures that may benefit legal practices ...


Press Releases

Eversheds Sutherland 2016 Pro Bono Hours Add Up for Worthwhile Causes (July 31, 2017)
Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that its attorneys spent more than 15,000 hours on 614 pro bono matters in 2016. The cases, which ranged from contract disputes to high-profile asylum ...

Eversheds Sutherland (US) Attorney Dwaune Dupree Selected for 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program (March 3, 2017)
WASHINGTON-Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that Associate Dwaune L. Dupree has been selected to take part in the 2017 Pathfinder Program of the Leadership Council on Legal ...

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Tax
  • Insurance Taxation
  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Finance
  • Business Development Companies
  • Securities & Corporate Governance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0206  Phone
University Attended:
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 2004
Law School Attended:
Washington University School of Law, J.D., Managing Editor, Washington University Global Studies Law Review, 2007; New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2008
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Tax Court; District of Columbia; New York

Professional Activities

Alternate Hearing Committee Member, District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility
Co-chair, Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers Young Lawyers Subcommittee, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, American Bar Association
Member, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
Former Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, Washington University School of Law
Member, Pathfinder Program, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

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