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Amanda M. Leon
Caplin & Drysdale
Amanda M. Leon Associate

aleon@capdale.com

P: (202) 862-7861

F: (202) 429-3301

Washington, D.C. Office

Highlights

While at the University of Virginia School of Law (UVA Law), Ms. Leon won first place in the International Fiscal Association USA Branch 2016 Writing Competition. Her paper, “If the Commission ‘LOBs’ a Pitch to the ECJ, Will It Strike Out Again?”, looks at a 2015 European Commission infringement action against the Netherlands and explains how a potential court case stemming from that action could have a major impact on international tax law. Moreover, Ms. Leon was part of the UVA Law team that won Best Pleading Team in the 2017 KU Leuven International and European Tax Moot Court, which is awarded for highest overall oral argument scores. She also won Best Oral Team for the Defendant with her co-counsel.

During law school, Ms. Leon was on the Editorial Board for the Virginia Law Review and was a member of The Raven Society. Upon graduation, she was a recipient of the Edwin S. Cohen Tax Prize.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Leon served as an AmeriCorps member while attending the University of Notre Dame and worked as a Multistate Tax Consultant at a large international public accounting and consulting firm.

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Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Present International U.S. Tax Reform Topics: BEAT, GILTI and FDII, International Monetary Fund, Tax Policy Group, May 23, 2018
  • Panelist, Fundamentals of Tax Litigation: Choice of Forum and Appealing Decisions, American Bar Association, 4th Annual Young Tax Lawyers Symposium, April 13, 2018

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Recent Publications

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Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2017, Order of the Coif, Virginia Law Review
  • B.A.A., Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Notre Dame, 2012, summa cum laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
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