Donald Griswold


Don Griswold is a Tax Group partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. He serves as a trusted counselor to corporate tax executives regarding state and local tax issues. Don's record of success litigating and settling tough tax controversies includes obtaining tens of millions of dollars in state tax refunds based on novel legal and constitutional issues and achieving even larger reductions of tax assessments. He represents Fortune 500 companies before administrative agencies, state and federal courts, and legislative bodies around the country – but achieves most of his greatest successes for clients in confidential negotiated settlements far away from the media spotlight. His advice is particularly valued by clients seeking to reevaluate and improve the quality and viability of their forward-looking state tax planning.

A recognized authority on tax-related constitutional issues, Don is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Respected for his thought leadership in the field of state and local tax, Don is frequently invited to speak on a wide variety of state tax topics at conferences around the country, including those sponsored by the Council on State Taxation and Tax Executives Institute. He serves on the advisory boards of several state tax organizations, including BNA Multistate Tax Advisory Board, Hartman State Tax Forum, and the Maryland Comptroller's Business Advisory Council.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Don served as KPMG's national partner-in-charge of State Tax Technical Services, as an in-house tax attorney with a large financial institution, and was a partner at another nationally known law firm.

J.D., Boston University School of Law (1983)
B.A., Economics, University of Chicago (1979) honors

Donald Griswold is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management State Tax Advisory Board.