Donald V. Moorehead is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Patton Boggs LLP. He is Vice Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee and is Co-Chair of its Private Investment Funds Group.
Mr. Moorehead assists clients in a broad range of tax and business planning matters and in related public policy projects. In tax and business planning, he concentrates on matters affecting private investment funds and fund managers, including U.S. taxation of non-US investors and funds; swaps and other derivatives transactions; mergers and other business transactions; and US taxation of income earned by US-based businesses from their international operations.
Within the public policy area, Mr. Moorehead focuses on US regulatory and legislative initiatives involving federal tax issues; the regulation of financial products, including derivatives; and matters affecting investment funds, financial institutions and broker-dealers. He also represents clients in connection with Congressional investigations involving tax and financial issues.
Before joining Patton Boggs in 1984, Mr. Moorehead served as Chief Counsel (Republican) to the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate and as Vice President (Tax) and General Counsel to Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation. He also was an adjunct professor of law in the graduate tax program of Georgetown University. Mr. Moorehead has spoken at numerous programs addressing public policy and tax matters, including the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation.