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Mayer Brown has strengthened its tax litigation and controversy capabilities with the arrival of Jenny Austin, who joins the firm as a partner in the Tax Controversy practice in Chicago. Ms. Austin was previously at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

“Jenny brings impressive experience leading multinational companies in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which will benefit our clients as they cope with an anticipated increase in tax audits and disputes in the next few years,” said Brian Kittle, a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Tax Controversy practice. “Jenny shares our vision of utilizing a team of world-class talent to provide innovative and pragmatic advice to clients across the full spectrum of tax litigation matters. She will further enhance the stature of our well-recognized tax team.”

Ms. Austin concentrates her practice on federal tax controversy and litigation, working across all industries, including medical device, pharmaceutical, health care, retail and tech. She guides clients through all stages of tax controversies, from traditional IRS audits to administrative appeals, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and litigation.

“Mayer Brown’s top-ranked tax controversy team and collaborative nature were important factors in my decision to join the firm,” said Ms. Austin. “The synergies between my experience and the breadth of Mayer Brown’s service offering, including federal tax litigation, audits, appeals and transfer pricing, put me in a strong position to provide important counsel to our clients."

“Jenny represents the next generation of talent in the tax controversy and litigation space,” added Britt Miller, the managing partner of Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. “Jenny’s impressive experience and sterling reputation will augment our broad tax capabilities in Chicago and beyond.”