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David H. Shapiro


Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., Princeton; J.D., University of Virginia, LL.M. (Taxation), New York University

David H. Shapiro is a principal in the International Tax Services (ITS) practice of the Firm's Washington National Tax office. His practice focuses on advising...

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David H. Shapiro is a principal in the International Tax Services (ITS) practice of the Firm's Washington National Tax office. His practice focuses on advising U.S. and non-U.S. multinational companies and investment funds with respect to tax planning issues associated with international and financial transactions. David most recently joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in September 2009, after having served in the Office of Tax Policy at the United States Treasury. As the Treasury’s Senior Counsel (Financial Products - Domestic & International), he was primarily responsible for tax issues and published guidance related to domestic and cross-border financial products and transactions. While at the Treasury, he was also heavily involved in developing tax policy, guidance and legislation surrounding the government’s response to the liquidity crisis of 2008-2009. Prior to joining the Treasury in September 2007, David was a principal in the ITS practice of the Firm's Washington National Tax office. He initially joined the Firm in January 2000, after having practiced tax law with Dewey Ballantine LLP, and he became a principal with the Firm in 2005. David is an adjunct professor of law in Georgetown University's LL.M. Program in Taxation, where he has taught a course on international tax since 2003. He actively participates on the financial transaction tax committees of the American Bar Association and the D.C. Bar Association, most recently serving as chairman of the D.C Bar committee before resigning upon his appointment to the Treasury. He is also a frequent author and public speaker on topics related to the taxation of financial products and cross-border transactions. David received an LL.M in Taxation from the New York University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Tax Law Review. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was on the editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review. He also received an A.B., with honors, from Princeton University and is a member of the Bar in New York State and the District of Columbia.

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