Jim Wang is the Deputy International Tax Counsel in the Office of the International Tax Counsel, a division of the Office of Tax Policy within the U.S. Department of Treasury. In this role, Jim’s work has primarily focused on a number of regulatory projects implementing certain international tax provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For example, Jim has worked on regulations relating to sections 965, 956, 954(d)(3), 245A, 861, 863, and 865 of the Internal Revenue Code, among others. In addition to regulations, Jim also works on matters relating to a variety of other topics, including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the intersection between tax and U.S. trade agreements, and aspects of the OECD’s multilateral Pillar One tax project. Jim also serves as the Treasury Department’s liaison to the Federal Government Pro Bono Program, and in that capacity acts as Treasury’s coordinator and information resource for pro bono legal work.

Prior to starting at the Treasury Department in 2018, Jim was an associate at the law firm Jones Day starting in 2011. In that role, Jim focused his work on the tax-related aspects of complex mergers and acquisitions and associated internal restructurings. Among other tasks, he helped to negotiate purchase agreements, structure transactions, develop step plans for post-acquisition restructuring, and seek private letter rulings from the IRS. Jim’s practice at Jones Day spanned a number of tax fields, with a focus on U.S. corporate and international tax law.

While at Jones Day, Jim attended Georgetown University Law Center’s LLM program part-time and obtained his LLM in taxation in Spring 2017. He received his JD from Harvard Law School in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science degree with double majors in Psychology and Decision Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008.