Press Release

Morgan Lewis Adds to Tax Exempt Organizations Practice with New Partner in Washington

July 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 12, 2011: Morgan Lewis today announced that Matthew R. Elkin—a tax practitioner who has advised tax-exempt organizations investing and granting public and private funds in emerging market countries—has joined the firm as a partner in its Tax practice, resident in Washington, D.C.

"Matt's many years of experience in representing nonprofits in their tax, transactional, and corporate governance matters will be a valuable asset to the firm," noted Gary B. Wilcox, leader of the Tax practice at Morgan Lewis. "His arrival will further add to our unique strength in representing tax-exempt clients in their increasingly sophisticated matters."

Matt advises nonprofit organizations and funds on all general legal matters including tax-exempt organization compliance, acquisitions and dispositions of investments, and representation before government agencies. He also advises nonprofits and boards of directors on a wide range of governance issues, including fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, risk oversight, board and committee structures, internal investigations, board-evaluation processes, executive compensation, and compliance with FCPA and other regulatory and governance "best practices."

Mr. Elkin joins a Tax team that spans ten offices and includes a former IRS Deputy Commissioner, a former IRS Deputy Chief Counsel, and other former high-ranking DOJ, Treasury, and IRS attorneys. Within the Tax practice, Morgan Lewis is home to one of the leading exempt organizations groups in the country in terms of sophistication, depth, quality of clientele, and diversity. Led by Celia Roady, a member of the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities and former chair of the Exempt Organizations Committee for the ABA's Section on Taxation, the firm's Tax-Exempt Organizations group represents many of the largest and most sophisticated nonprofit organizations in the country.