Anthony D. Pastore

Tax Controversy & Litigation, Tax, International Tax & Transfer Pricing


For over a decade, Anthony Pastore has advised clients facing high-stakes tax controversies. He represents clients in pre-audit planning, examination, administrative appeal, litigation, trial, and appellate review. 


  • Anadarko Petroleum Corp., et al. v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket Nos. 23018-18 and 23019-18 (ongoing case challenging the IRS's determination that a settlement payment is not deductible).
  • Hyatt Hotels Corp. v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket No. 13858-17 (tax consequences 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).
  • Guidant LLC, et al., v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket Nos. 5989-11, 5990-11, 10985-11, 26876-11, 5501-12, and 5502-12 (IRC § 482 reallocations).
  • Tyco Electronics Corp., et al. v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket Nos. 16651-13, 16652-13, 16653-13, 16654-13, 16655-13, 16656-13, 16657-13, 16658-13, 16659-13, 16660-13, 16661-13, 16662-13, 16663-13, 16664-13, and 19556-13 (debt-equity characterization).


  • The University of Chicago Law School, JD, with honors
    Topics and Submissions Editor, Chicago Journal of International Law
  • Cornell University, BA, summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa


  • イリノイ州弁護士


  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Tax Court
  • US District Court for the Central District of Illinois


  • Trustee, Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois
  • Member, Sedona Conference Working Group 1 (Electronic Document Retention & Production)
  • Co-author, chapters of Mayer Brown's Electronic Discovery Deskbook, published by the Practicing Law Institute
  • Co-editor and regular contributor, Best Methods, Mayer Brown's blog on transfer pricing law and policy