Mr. David J. Fischer

Crowell & Moring LLP

David J. Fischer



David J. Fischer, a tax partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring LLP, represents clients in high-stakes tax controversy and litigation with federal and state tax authorities. With over 35 years of experience, he has resolved complex tax matters in many industries with IRS appeals, using the IRS alternative dispute resolution programs, through the U.S. Competent Authority, and in litigation. His current emphasis is on international issues, transfer pricing, repatriation, the domestic manufacturing production deduction, and complex financial transactions in the software, health care, financial, oil and gas, and hospitality industries.

Mr. Fischer has handled tax cases in the Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and district courts, including coordinated industry issues, partnership-level proceedings, and IRS project cases, test cases, and cases designated for litigation. His ADR experience includes the Advance Pricing Agreement program, fast track, and the industry issue resolution program. 

Mr. Fischer is recognized by clients and peers as a top lawyer in Chambers USA in the area of nationwide tax controversy, and in Best Lawyers in America in the tax law practice area. Mr. Fischer is a member of the Court Practice and Procedure Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and a regular speaker before Tax Executives Institute, the ABA, and other professional organizations.