Partner To Leave Fulbright For Job With Treasury Department
August 2, 2006
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. partner Bill Bowers has accepted a role with the U.S. Treasury Department, where he will become senior counsel in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.
Bowers joins the U.S. Treasury Department on Sept. 5.
“I have long hoped for the opportunity to serve the public in this role. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be part of the Treasury’s tax policy team,” said Bowers. “I am very humbled by this opportunity to work with the exceptionally talented tax professionals and dedicated public servants at the Treasury.”
Bowers has written and spoken extensively on federal tax issues, is considered one of “The Best Lawyers in America” and among a select group of “Super Lawyers” in tax law. He also was featured in Chambers & Partners USA: Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers in 2004. Bowers is the immediate Past Chair of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas.
At the Treasury, Bowers’ focus will be tax policy regarding pass-through entities.
“Representing taxpayers for thirty years has given me an appreciation for the tax compliance system,” said Bowers, who looks forward to his upcoming involvement in the broader administration of tax laws.
Fulbright Tax Department Head Jack Allender
said besides being an outstanding tax lawyer, Bowers is a great friend and partner.
“Bill is irreplaceable,” Allender said. “However, public service has always been a strong tradition at Fulbright. While we will greatly miss Bill, opportunities at this level in the government are rare and we completely understand and appreciate his desire to pursue this position. We wish him the best.”
Bowers, who received his law degree from Southern Methodist University and Masters of Taxation from Georgetown University, has lived in Dallas since 1979.
partner-in-charge Kenneth Stewart
said Bowers’ tax experience will be a great addition to the Treasury Department.
“Bill knows the law and the issues companies face as they work to comply with it,” Stewart said. “He will bring a perspective and expertise to the Treasury that will be appreciated in all corners.”