Melinda Gammello represents large U.S. and international financial institutions and other multinational companies in a wide range of tax planning and tax controversy matters.

Ms. Gammello’s practice focuses on advising on tax issues arising in cross-border and domestic restructurings and internal reorganizations, debt and equity financing, and other financial transactions. She also counsels clients in high-stakes and complex tax controversies relating to a variety of issues, including the taxation of financial instruments, subpart F income, U.S. income tax treaty disputes, and economic substance and step transaction doctrines.

Ms. Gammello also is active in promoting diversity in the legal profession. She was a 2019 Pathfinder in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Pathfinder Program.



  • LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law, 2013
  • LL.B. (Hons), Melbourne Law School, 2011
  • B.Comm., University of Melbourne, 2011
  • D.ML., University of Melbourne, 2011


  • District of Columbia