B.A., Trinity College; J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
Professor McLeish is senior vice president for tax policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, where he serves as the primary advisor on all tax policy related matters. This includes the development of tax policy positions, advocacy on tax issues, and coordination of efforts to influence tax legislation and regulations. Before joining the U.S. Chamber, Professor McLeish served as tax counsel for Tax Executives Institute, Inc. (“TEI”), the preeminent association of in-house tax professionals worldwide. There, he was responsible for advancing TEI’s advocacy priorities on Capitol Hill and with the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy and Internal Revenue Service, among other things. Prior to his time at TEI, Professor McLeish worked in the National Tax Department – International Tax Services practice at Ernst & Young LLP where he advised domestic and foreign clients on a wide range of U.S. federal income tax law and policy issues related to international business transactions. Professor McLeish lives in Northwest Washington, D.C., with his wife, Elizabeth, and spunky three-year-old daughter, Blythe.