Tax associate Matt Donnelly joins Gibson Dunn in DC

September 1, 2021

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Matt Donnelly has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a partner. Donnelly, a former partner at Baker Botts LLP, will continue his tax practice at Gibson Dunn.

“Matt is a great addition to the company,” said Barbara Becker, Gibson Dunn chairman and managing director. “Matt’s extensive tax experience will add strength to our existing tax practice and support the growth of our transactional practice.”

“Matt is a smart, experienced tax attorney and we are excited to have him on board,” said Eric Sloan, Co-Chair of the Tax Practice Group. “His skills are impressive and he excels at finding practical, commercial solutions that address clients’ tax issues and add transaction value.”

“I’m very excited to be joining Gibson Dunn,” said Donnelly. “I admire the broad corporate platform as well as the collegial and team-oriented culture of the firm and look forward to starting the next chapter of my career with my new colleagues at Gibson Dunn.”

About Matt Donnelly

Donnelly represents public and private corporations on a wide range of US federal and state income tax matters, with an emphasis on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, divestments, spin-offs, joint ventures, financing transactions, reorganizations, and internal reorganizations. In addition, he regularly advises clients from the energy sector on tax issues relating to the development, acquisition and sale of renewable energy projects.

Donnelly is an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law, where he has taught corporate tax law since 2017, and at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught since 2020.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Donnelly was a partner at Baker Botts. Prior to joining Baker Botts in 2019, he was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Donnelly received his law degree with honors from the University of Iowa’s College of Law in 2009 and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Iowa Law Review. In 2010 he received his Master of Laws in Taxation with Honors from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.