Leah Davis Patrick

Partner Tax

Overview

Leah Davis Patrick is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Leah Davis Patrick's practice focuses on U.S. federal income tax controversy matters and litigation. Leah represents large companies and high net worth individuals nationwide in tax disputes with the IRS. Leah regularly assists clients in matters involving complex tax controversies and assists individuals, partnerships, and corporations in navigating challenging income and excise tax issues. Her practice also includes advising clients regarding the tax-efficient structuring of business mergers, acquisitions and dispositions and transactions involving corporations, partnerships, and S corporations.

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Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Litigation and Controversy Update,” 87th Annual American Petroleum Institute Federal Tax Forum, May 3–4, 2022

Speaker, “Privilege Issues for the In-House Tax Professional,” TEI State & Local Controversy Update, March 1, 2022

Speaker, “Hot Topics in Federal Tax Controversy,” TEI Global Tax Controversy Session, October 7, 2021

Speaker, “Navigating TCJA Audits and the Future of the Biden Administration Proposals,” TEI Administrative Roundtable, June 2, 2021

Panelist, “TCJA Enforcement Today,” Texas Federal Tax Institute, June 1, 2021

Speaker, “Navigating TCJA Audits and the Future of the Biden Administration Proposals,” Oklahoma TEI Tax School, May 20, 2021

Speaker, “Partnership Audit Rules,” TEI Administrative Roundtable, July 8, 2020

Speaker, “Privilege Issues for the In-House Tax Professional,” Tax Executives Institute Dallas Conference, June 4, 2019

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011Texas

Courts

  • United States Tax Court

Education

  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2011
  • Baylor UniversityMaster of Accountancy2005
  • Baylor UniversityB.B.A., Accounting2005