White & Case raids Akin Gump for DC tax team

White & Case has hired two tax litigators from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld including highly-rated Michael Quigley to head the firm’s US tax controversy practice.

Based in Washington DC, Quigley will head the 12-lawyer tax controversy practice spread between DC and New York.

Joining Quigley is Akin Gump partner Brian Gleicher, who joins as counsel, plus two tax associates.

It is the second high-profile departure to hit Texas-based Akin Gump this year, after a three-partner and six associate real estate team left the San Antonio office to form a new boutique on January 1.

Quigley’s practice focuses on tax controversies and litigation, focusing on transfer pricing, international taxation and issues effecting multinational corporations.

Quigley said: “White & Case is an ideal home for my tax controversy team.”