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King & Spalding

February 01, 2012 08:00 ET

Abraham Shashy Jr. Re-Joins King & Spalding as Leader of Global Tax Practice Group

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Abraham N.M. "Hap" Shashy, Jr., former chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, is rejoining King & Spalding's Washington, D.C., office as a partner and chair of the global tax practice group, the firm announced today. Shashy joins King & Spalding from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he was Washington office managing partner and leader of the Washington tax practice.

"We are excited to have Hap back in the firm," said Wick Sollers, managing partner of King & Spalding's Washington office. "He is an outstanding lawyer with extremely broad experience."

Jim Lokey, the outgoing tax practice group leader, said, "Hap is a proven leader and a great partner. We look forward to his help in building up our tax controversy practice and expanding the firm's tax capacity in our offices outside the United States." Lokey, an Atlanta-based partner, will continue the full-time practice of tax law at King & Spalding.

Shashy, who formerly was a partner at King & Spalding from 1993 to 1999, is a nationally recognized tax planning and tax controversy expert. He represents multinational corporations in industries including energy, natural resources, health care, finance, technology, telecommunications, media, real estate and the industrial sector. He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush as IRS chief counsel in 1990. Serving three years at the IRS, Shashy managed litigation before the United States Tax Court, oversaw the promulgation of income tax rules and regulations and managed the IRS' appeals office, which then was part of the chief counsel's office. He received an undergraduate degree and a J.D. degree from the University of Florida and an LL.M degree in taxation from New York University School of Law.

"I am really excited about returning to King & Spalding," said Shashy. "It's a great firm with great people and represents the intersection of high performance and collegiality. I look forward to working with everyone here."

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