Josh Schneider is an associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and a member of the Tax Controversy & Litigation and International Tax & Transfer Pricing teams. Josh represents corporate, partnership, and individual taxpayers in all stages of federal tax controversy, including examination, administrative appeal, litigation, and trial.

Josh’s experience includes significant tax cases before the United States Tax Court involving complex issues including the tax implications of a guest loyalty program and debt-equity characterization. He has played a key role in all aspects of case development, including discovery, motion practice, summary judgment briefing, witness preparation, trial, and post-trial briefing.

Josh’s trial experience includes extensive work with leading trial experts in a variety of fields, such as GAAP accounting and actuarial sciences. He advises clients on whether and how to leverage particular experts, and works closely with those experts from engagement through trial preparation.

Josh is also a regular contributor to Best Methods, Mayer Brown’s blog on transfer pricing issues.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Josh served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Justice Peter J. Maassen of the Alaska Supreme Court. Josh’s clerkship affords him insight into the efficacy of trial court testimony and arguments on appeal.


  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, T.C. Docket No. 013858-17 (Tax treatment of customer loyalty program).
  • Tribune Media Co., et al. v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket Nos. 20940-16 and 20941-16 (tax treatment of leveraged partnership transaction).


Bates College, BA, cum laude

The City College of The City University of New York, MA, summa cum laude

Northwestern University School of Law, JD, cum laude
Order of the Coif


  • Illinois


  • US Tax Court