The global law firm Jones Day has announced the arrival of Tax Practice partner Michael J. Wynne to the Firm’s Chicago Office. Mr. Wynne Joins Jones Day from Reed Smith, LLP.
An experienced tax litigator at the state and local levels, Mr. Wynne’s practice also includes audit and appellate work in defending False Claims Act tax matters, and state tax refund class actions. He has also advised on matters involving real property tax exemptions for health care facilities and government facility developers.
“Michael is an exceptional addition to our practice with substantial experience in complex tax matters,” said Edward T. Kennedy, who co-leads Jones Day’s Tax Practice. “He has a very strong reputation and track record in Illinois, and has also worked on tax-related matters throughout the country. His experience will benefit Jones Day clients across numerous industries and jurisdictions.”
In addition to his private sector experience, Mr. Wynne previously served as general counsel to the Illinois Department of Revenue, leading its regulatory, legislative support, and adjudicative functions. He also previously served as deputy chief and acting chief in the Revenue Litigation Division, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, supervising trial and appellate counsel for the state in all tax and revenue matters.
“Michael is one of the state’s premier tax attorneys, and has brought tremendous value to his clients as a litigator, advisor, and trusted counselor throughout his career,” said Tina Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Chicago Office. “He will be a valuable resource for the Firm and our clients, and we look forward to Michael joining us.”
Recognized by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading tax lawyers (2014 & 2016), Mr. Wynne serves on several Advisory Committees for the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois and on the Tax Institute of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce. He is a former Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s State and Local Tax Committee.
With its singular tradition and widely recognized record of client service, Jones Day provides formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions through the seamless collaboration of a true partnership that shares fundamental professional values. Spread across five continents, Jones Day has more than 2,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in major centers of business and finance around the world.