Chris Bowers advises clients on all aspects of international tax planning and controversy, representing many of the largest U.S. and international financial institutions, as well as large, multinational companies.

Bio

Mr. Bowers focuses on issues arising in cross-border financings, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and foreign tax credit planning.

Before joining Skadden in 2014, he was a partner at another global law firm. Prior to that, he was a partner in the International Corporate Services Group at KPMG LLP’s Washington National Tax Office. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bowers clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and the Hon. Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Bowers is listed as one of the country’s leading tax practitioners in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He also has been included in The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 U.S. and International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers.

Mr. Bowers has co-authored numerous articles on a wide range of international topics that have been published in leading tax journals, including Tax Management International Journal, Tax Notes and Tax Notes International. He also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international taxation, and served as an adjunct professor of law for corporate taxation at the George Mason University School of Law in 2004.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 1997 (High Honors; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, University of Chicago Law Review)
  • B.A., Fordham University, 1994 (summa cum laude)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Tax Court