May Chow is a Tax Controversy associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. Her experience includes corporate matters involving transfer pricing and excise taxes. She first joined the firm in 2015.

May served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Murphy of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She earned her JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she earned Dean’s Scholar Prizes in Administrative Law and International Taxation. During law school, May served as co-president of the Harvard Asia Law Society. She holds a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Michigan.


University of Michigan, BA, with highest distinction

Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude

Executive Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy


  • Illinois


  • US Tax Court