PwC Hires Former Joint Committee on Taxation Chief

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Linda Paull, the former chief of staff of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), has been named co-managing partner of PricewaterhouseCooper's Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) practice. She shares her duties with Robert Morris.

In her role as co-manager, Ms. Paull will oversee the firm's client services practice in the Washington office. She will work closely with PwC policy advisor Bill Archer, who previously chaired the House Ways and Means committee, and with the WNTS legislative and regulatory services group.

In her former position at JCT, Ms. Paull headed a staff of 60 workers responsible for providing policy analysis to the tax-writing committees and members of Congress. The JCT plays a vital role throughout the tax legislation process and is involved in the drafting and technical explanation of all federal tax legislation.

The JCT dates back to 1924, when a Michigan senator called for a committee to investigate the Bureau of Revenue Service. Over the years, Congress expanded the committee's authority. These days, the JCT acts as an independent and nonpartisan organization that focuses exclusively on taxes.

Ms. Paull comes to PwC with 17 years of Congressional staff experience. She holds a law degree and masters in taxation from the University of Florida. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Law Center, where she teaches a graduate seminar on federal taxation. Ms. Paull is not the first former JCT employee to join PwC's ranks. In February 2002, PwC announced that Oren Penn, who had previously served as chief international tax counsel on the staff of the JCT, had been hired as an international tax services principal in the firm's WNTS office.

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