Williams & Connolly LLP

James A. Bruton, III

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Practice Areas

Concentrates in civil and criminal tax controversies and white-collar criminal defense cases. Extensive experience handling administrative cases within IRS (individual, partnership, and corporate examinations, collection activity, penalties, appeals, injunctions, tax shelters, defense of tax practitioner sanctions). Defended federal investigations and prosecutions involving Defense Department contracts, health care providers, securities, Customs reporting, and fraud allegations.


Former Chair, Tax Litigation Committee, American Bar Association Litigation Section. Former Co-Chair, Tax Audits and Litigation Committee, D.C. Bar. Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, DOJ. Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, DOJ.

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel