Principal – WNTS Tax Policy Services
Ed McClellan is a Principal in the Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) office of PwC. He is a member of the Tax Policy Services group, which specializes in assisting clients – including multinational corporations, associations, and business coalitions – in the development and implementation of strategies to address proposed changes in tax legislation, regulations, and rulings. Mr. McClellan brings extensive experience in a broad range of US and multinational corporate taxation issues, including international tax reform and financial products legislation.
Before joining PwC, Mr. McClellan was a partner in the Legislative and Public Policy practice at the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP. Prior to joining Alston & Bird, he served for seven years as Tax Counsel to the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate.
As Tax Counsel to the Finance Committee, Mr. McClellan served as a senior policy and technical advisor on tax issues to two chairmen of the Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley and the late Senator Bill Roth. Mr. McClellan was responsible for developing legislation relating to international taxation, domestic corporate taxation, financial services, capital gains, dividend taxation, and accounting methods. He served as a tax counsel on the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002, the FSC Repeal and Extraterritorial Income Exclusion Act of 2000, and the Tax Relief Act of 2001, for which he played a key role in negotiating the reduction of individual income tax rates. In addition, Mr. McClellan served as Chairman Grassley’s staff liaison to other members of the Senate Finance Committee, as well as to the House Ways and Means Committee, the Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service.
Prior to joining the Senate Finance Committee staff, Mr. McClellan spent 16 years in private practice, during which he worked for the law firm of Baker & McKenzie and served as in-house tax advisor to a Fortune 8 corporation. He has more than 15 years of experience in the public accounting industry.
Mr. McClellan received his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University and his J.D. and B.S. from Indiana University. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Federal Bar Associations and is Chairman of the Government Relations Committee for the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.