Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., Princeton; M.Litt., Oxford; J.D., Harvard
A.B., Princeton; M.Litt., Oxford (Marshall Scholar); J.D., cum laude, Harvard. Professor Rizzi joined O'Melveny in August 1994 in the Newport Beach office, and moved to...Continue Reading
A.B., Princeton; M.Litt., Oxford (Marshall Scholar); J.D., cum laude, Harvard. Professor Rizzi joined O'Melveny in August 1994 in the Newport Beach office, and moved to the Washington, D.C. office in the spring of 1995. He is the chairman of the Tax Department and his practice covers federal and state income tax aspects of corporate and partnership business transactions. He advises federal officials with positions in the Executive and Legislative Branches of the government regarding a broad range of ethical, transactional and tax issues and has been principal adviser to, among others, the current and past Secretary of the Treasury, the current and past Director of the National Economic Council, the ambassadors to Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, and various international organizations.
Professor Rizzi has taught corporate taxation at Catholic University Law School and graduate courses in real estate taxation and in bankruptcy taxation, and has written and spoken on a range of topics, including “Limited Liability Companies in California,” California Business Law Reporter (December 1991); “Income Tax Aspects of Family Partnerships,” California State Bar (Fall 1993); “Section 382 and the Trigger Rules,” Journal of Corporate Taxation (Summer 1987); “Recent Developments in Section 355,” in USC Tax Inst. (1997); “Selected Issues in Spin-offs, Split-ups and Split-Offs,” Tax Strategies For Corporate Acquisitions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures Financings Reorganizations and Restructurings (PLI 1999); “The Proposed Section 355(e) Regulations: A Parody,” Journal of Corporate Taxation (2000).
Professor Rizzi writes a quarterly column, “Corporate Organizations and Reorganizations,” for Corporate Taxation and is a founding editor of Mergers and Acquisitions, The Monthly Tax Journal. Professor Rizzi has served on the board of trustees of American Friends for New College (Oxon).