For the past six years, Mr. Desmond has run his own law firm, representing businesses and individuals before the Internal Revenue Service, state tax authorities, and in court proceedings. Mr. Desmond was previously a partner in a global law firm. Mr. Desmond clerked for Judge Ronald S.W. Lew of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
From 1995 through 2000, he served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division at the Department of Justice, and from 2005 through 2008 he served as tax legislative counsel at the Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Policy.
He earned degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara and from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
1994-1995: Law Clerk, Hon. Ronald S. W. Lew, U.S. District Judge, Central District of California
1995-2000: Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division
2000-2004: Partner and Associate, McKee Nelson LLP
2005-2008: Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Department of Treasury
2005-2012: Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law School
2008-2012: Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP (and its predecessor firm, McKee Nelson LLP)
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor, (1994)
University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts (1990)