In the ever-changing sphere of corporate taxation, Jerry brings decades of experience and innovation-a working knowledge of history and precedents combined with insight and strategic planning-to his clients' specific tax issues and also to the broader arenas of legislation and policy making. He has dealt extensively with the U.S. Department of Treasury on a range of matters, including the revision of proposed regulations and the negotiation of tax treaty provisions, and has served as an informal adviser to the staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. As a consultant to the American Law Institute International Tax Study Project, he participated in the development of international tax proposals that became part of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. From 2001-2005, Jerry served as President of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the largest professional organization in the world devoted exclusively to the study of international tax matters.
Before joining the firm, Jerry served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles E. Whittaker, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sutherland serves as special tax counsel to Lehman Brothers during bankruptcy proceedings.
Sutherland represents international insurance company in tax litigation regarding $306 million tax refund.
Sutherland represents a Fortune 100 insurance company in a case involving two questions of first impression.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of tax controversy (2009-2011, 2015) and international tax (2015)
Named Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Washington, D.C in the area of Litigation and Controversy - Tax Law
Recognized by Chambers Global: World's Leading Lawyers (2009)
Recognized as a Tax Controversy Leader by International Tax Review(2012)
Honorable Charles E. Whittaker, U.S. Supreme Court
Former President, International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Former Member of Council and Chair of Special Committee on Standing to Sue, Committee on Integration, Special Projects Committee and Globalization Task Force, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Past Chair, Taxation Division, District of Columbia Bar
fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court (J. Edgar Murdock Inn, the only Inn of Court dealing with federal tax matters)
Member, Executive Committee, U.S. Branch, IFA
Former Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School