Skadden Expands Tax Controversy Practice With Addition of Kathleen Saunders Gregor

Kathleen (Kat) Saunders Gregor

We are pleased to announce that Kathleen (Kat) Saunders Gregor has joined our Tax Controversy and Litigation Group as a partner in our Boston office.

Ms. Gregor advises public and private companies, investment funds, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals on matters involving administrative controversies and litigation. She has represented clients in the life sciences, financial services, fintech, retail, energy and asset management industries in a variety of administrative, judicial and alternative dispute proceedings. Ms. Gregor’s practice includes counseling clients in applying international investment treaties and concession agreements to tax-related disputes, including advising on international arbitration related to these matters. She also has extensive experience advising asset managers on partnership and international tax issues. Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Gregor was a partner and co-founder of the tax controversy group at another global law firm.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kat to the firm,” said Eric Sensenbrenner, head of Skadden’s Global Tax Group. “She is a nationally recognized tax controversy lawyer, with a reputation for excellent client service and a keen business acumen, as well as top-notch technical experience. In addition to expanding our tax controversy presence in Boston, Kat will enhance our international tax arbitration and asset management business capabilities.”

Raj Madan, head of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Tax Group, added, “The tax controversy world is a tight-knit group, and we have had the opportunity to observe Kat’s legal talent firsthand. She has a dynamic practice that will fit wonderfully at Skadden, and she brings an enthusiasm for collaboration, which is extremely important at our firm. Her commitment to mentoring junior lawyers and to diversity also align perfectly with our values.”

“I am excited to join Skadden’s renowned Tax Group and look forward to utilizing the firm’s global platform to help clients navigate their most challenging tax issues,” Ms. Gregor said. “I have been fortunate to work alongside a number of Skadden attorneys over the years, and I am thrilled to integrate my practice with the firm’s tax controversy, international arbitration and private clients/trusts and estates groups.”

Ms. Gregor is an officer of the International Bar Association Taxes Committee, the Northeast Regional Chair of the Women of International Fiscal Association Network and co-chair of the joint ABA, IBA, IFA U.S.-Europe Tax Practice Trends Conference. She also is a co-chair of the tax working group of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance and was elected as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel in 2021. She has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.

Ms. Gregor received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.S. from Georgetown University. Before attending law school, she worked as a certified public accountant with a multinational accounting firm.