David Blair Esq.


David B. Blair is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Tax Group. Mr. Blair's practice is in the area of federal tax litigation and controversy. With over twenty years of tax litigation and trial experience, he has handled large tax litigations in the areas of transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, partnerships, tax-exempt bonds, consolidated returns, excise taxes, employment taxes, and tax accounting issues. He is also active in pro bono litigation. Where clients sought resolution short of litigation, Mr. Blair achieved outstanding results through alternative dispute resolution procedures, including the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Fast Track Settlement program. He also has extensive experience in handling tax controversies before IRS Exam, Appeals, National Office, and Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement program (APMA).

A recognized authority on tax controversy, Mr. Blair teaches transfer pricing as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and regularly speaks at tax conferences and symposia. He is the editor of The Transfer Pricing Answer Book (Practising Law Institute) and a co-author of the BNA Tax Management Portfolio No. 891-2nd, "Transfer Pricing: Audits, Appeals, and Penalties."

Mr. Blair began his career as a trial attorney for the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated tax issues before the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts.

J.D., Cornell Law School (1989) magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
B.A., Georgetown University (1985)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
891 T.M.,  Transfer Pricing: Audits, Appeals, and Penalties (co-author)