NEW YORK, January 7, 2019: International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Devon Bodoh has joined the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a partner. Mr. Bodoh will be a senior member of Weil’s market-leading global Tax Department and will join its leadership team. He will also be the head of the Firm’s international and cross-border Tax practice.
“We are delighted that Devon has joined the Firm,” said Weil Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “His particular expertise in the area of international taxation will further enhance Weil’s capabilities advising clients on their most complex global M&A transactions.”
“Devon is a well-known and very talented tax practitioner, and we’re pleased to welcome him to Weil, following the addition of our new Tax Department Co-Chair Joe Pari in December,” commented Paul Wessel, Co-Chair of Weil’s Tax Department and head of its Executive Compensation and Benefits Group. “I’ve worked with both Devon and Joe previously, and I am excited to see how their expertise will contribute to further developing Weil’s elite global Tax practice.”
Mr. Bodoh joins Weil from KPMG LLP, where he was a member of the Washington National Tax Group and the leader of the Global Complex Transactions group. He was also the Principal-in-Charge of the Washington National Tax International M&A Group, and a member of KPMG’s global leadership group for International Tax and Deal Advisory (M&A) Tax. He advises clients on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, inversions, spin-offs, other divisive strategies, restructurings, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy workouts, the use of net operating losses, foreign tax credits, deficits and other tax attributes, and consolidated return matters. Prior to joining KPMG in 2010, he was a partner at another major law firm.
Mr. Bodoh commented: “I am very happy to join Weil and once again work alongside a number of my former law firm colleagues, including Paul Wessel and Joe Pari in the Tax Department, and Corporate Department Chair Michael Aiello. I look forward to working with Weil’s talented lawyers and to advising the Firm’s sophisticated global clients on their most significant, market-leading transactions. I am honored to have worked with so many distinguished professionals at KPMG and hope to have the opportunity to collaborate with them once again in my new role.”
About Weil’s Tax Practice
Weil’s Tax practice, mirroring the Firm’s profile, is global in scope. Our lawyers are broadly recognized as among the best in the field. Our more than 70 lawyers located throughout our U.S. and European offices regularly work with multinational clients and private equity sponsors to navigate the often complex tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions that cross national borders. Our Tax lawyers in the United States advise both U.S. companies investing abroad and non-U.S. investors in the United States. Similarly, our Tax lawyers in London, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt and Warsaw advise local clients on the national tax impacts of their international transactions. We pride ourselves on working together as one integrated team.
Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices on three continents, Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business. The Firm’s four departments, Corporate, Litigation, Business Finance & Restructuring, and Tax, Executive Compensation & Benefits, and more than two dozen practice groups are consistently recognized as leaders in their respective fields.