WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2023: Ann Batlle, a seasoned advisor to complex charitable organizations on legal and tax issues, rejoins Morgan Lewis today as partner resident in Washington, DC. Ann arrives from Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, MD, the nation’s largest medical research philanthropy, where she served as deputy general counsel.
“Ann brings a keen understanding of philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations and the for-profit organizations that work with them,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “The nonprofit sector relies on us to skillfully guide on developments with tax rules and regulations so they can make informed decisions on how to best move ahead with their goals. We are happy to welcome Ann back to the firm to provide this service to our clients.”
Ann previously spent 12 years at Morgan Lewis and advises medical research organizations, private foundations, and public charities on tax, executive compensation and employee benefits issues, intellectual property and research matters, and grantmaking. She has worked closely with independent research organizations, major research universities and academic medical centers, and research-focused philanthropies as they seek to catalyze basic research and impact the lives and health of others through innovative partnerships and technology transfer arrangements. She also advises tax-exempt organizations on lobbying compliance, corporate governance and board interactions, related organization and complex structures, and Internal Revenue Service audits. Aside from her legal work, Ann has served on boards of several non-profit organizations, including fair trade and religious organizations, a private school, and a private family foundation.
Ann’s return to Morgan Lewis to work with the nonprofits team follows the arrival of partners Kimberly Eney, Tomer Inbar, and Megan Bell in recent years.
“Our team is thrilled to once again have Ann as a colleague,” said Celia Roady, leader of Morgan Lewis’s philanthropic and not-for-profit entities practice. “Her deep familiarity with the firm, knowledge gleaned during her time at a major medical research philanthropy, and residence in Washington, DC – where federal policy and ambitions of our nonprofit and charitable clients intersect – is a welcome addition.”