Principal – WNTS Tax Policy Services
Lindy L. Paull leads PwC tax policy practice. Ms. Paull represents major corporations, trade associations, and business coalitions before Congress, the Department of the Treasury, and the Internal Revenue Service.Ms. Paull had a distinguished career in federal government for almost two decades and is well recognized in federal tax policy matters.
She served as Chief of Staff of the US Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation for 5 years (1998-2003) and in several senior staff positions (including Republican Staff Director and Chief Counsel) with the US Senate Committee on Finance for the previous 12 years (1986-1998). Ms. Paull worked on most, if not all, tax legislation considered by the US Congress over her 17-year career with the Congress.During her tenure as Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, Ms. Paull spearheaded important reports on Enron, tax simplification, interest and tax penalties (including tax shelter penalties), individual expatriation, disclosure of tax return information, and audits of tax-exempt organizations.
Ms. Paull also served as attorney-advisor to US Tax Court Judge Herbert L. Chabot for two years. Early in her career, Ms. Paull practiced tax law with a major law firm in Washington, DC, and as a CPA in the tax practice of a major accounting firm in Miami, FL.Ms. Paull has testified before Congress on numerous occasions and is a frequent speaker on federal tax legislation and policy. She taught a graduate course in federal tax policy at Georgetown University Law Center for ten years.
Ms. Paull is active in a number of business and professional associations, including the American Bar Association (Vice Chair, Government Relations Committee), American Tax Policy Institute, European-American Business Council (Board member), Federal Bar Association, National Foreign Trade Council (Board member), The Tax Coalition, The Tax Council (Board member) and University of Florida Law Center Association (Board member). Ms. Paull is a member of the District of Columbia and Florida bars.Ms. Paull received her law degree (J.D. 1979, with honors) and Masters of Law in Taxation (L.LM.1980) from the University of Florida College of Law. Ms. Paull received a Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.), majoring in accounting, from Florida International University in 1974.