Brian Gleicher

Partner, Washington, DC


"Brian is very intelligent and thinks very strategically. His strengths include his thoroughness as well as his commitment to clients. He is also very good technically and his intelligence is a very big strength."
Chambers USA 2022


Brian Gleicher focuses on international and domestic tax matters. This includes tax examinations and settlement negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service at the examination and appeals levels, transfer pricing matters, advance pricing agreements, and tax treaty matters before the US and foreign competent authorities on a broad range of issues, including double taxation, residency and permanent establishment questions. Additionally, Mr. Gleicher represents companies with tax issues arising in bankruptcy.

Brian received his BS, with high honors, in 1992 from the University of Florida, Fisher School of Accounting and his JD cum laude in 1995 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a lead articles editor of the Tax Lawyer. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before the US Tax Court.

He has served as the chair of the Federal Bar Association Section of Taxation.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
US Tax Court
US District Court for the District of Columbia
Georgetown University Law Center
University of Florida
Fisher School of Accounting


Speaking Engagements

"Management of Cross-Border Tax Audits", May 2020, International Tax Review Managing Global Tax Disputes Summit

"Practical View: Development of Negotiation Skills - Managing the Controversy Process", May 2020, International Tax Review International Tax Controversy Summit

"Transfer Pricing Policy, Planning, And Practice In A Changing World", May 2020, Tax Executives Institute’s Virtual Midyear Conference

"Increasing tax certainty 2 – How is the in-house tax function adapting", April 2019: International Tax Review's Managing Global Tax Disputes Summit, London

"CbCR, Masterfile and local file: Emerging best practices", September 2018: International Tax Review and TP Week's 18th Annual Global Transfer Pricing Forum, Munich

"US tax reform and Brexit: impact on European tax landscape", October 2017: AmCham Germany’s The 11th Annual Transatlantic Business Conference, Frankfurt

"Maneuvering Your Way Through The Competent Authority Process", June 27, 2013: Chicago Tax Club Summer Seminar, Chicago, IL

"Transfer Pricing in a Global Supply Chain – Current Issues", April 6, 2011: American Bar Association Section of International Law, 2011 Spring Meeting, Washington, DC

"IRS Administrative Affairs", April 4, 2011: Tax Executives Institute, 61st Midyear Conference, Washington DC

"Transfer Pricing & Advance Pricing Agreements", February 25, 2011: Federal Bar Association Section of Taxation, 35th Annual Tax Law Conference, Washington, DC

"Cash Repatriation Strategies – Local Country Issues", February 11-12, 2010: Tax Executive Institute, Orlando, FL

"Maneuvering Your Way Through the Competent Authority Process", May 15, 2009: Tax Executives Institute – New Jersey Chapter, Randolph, NJ

"The Competent Authority Process, American Conference Institute", March 26, 2009: New York, NY

"US Transfer Pricing – Updates, Issues and Outlook", March 6, 2009: Federal Bar Association 33rd Annual Tax Law Conference, Washington, DC


Chambers Global Practice Guides, Law and Practice – USA, 2020

Chambers Global Practice Guides, Law and Practice – USA, 2018

Tax Reform Proposals Would Have Significant Consequences for Foreign Multinationals Doing Business Through Affiliates in the United States, White & Case, 2017

Managing The Changing Tax Landscape: The OECD's BEPS Recommendations Will Impact Every Multinational, White & Case, 2015

European Commission adopts first two decisions in EU tax probe in push for corporate tax reform, White & Case, 2015

CBP Announces Policy Change That Will Permit Importers to Rely on Transfer Pricing to Determine Customs Value, White & Case, 2012

Gleicher, 6928 T.M., Transfer Pricing: Competent Authority Consideration (Bloomberg Law).

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer for Transfer Pricing in the United States, Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018

Chambers USA – Tax Controversy – Nationwide, 2019

Chambers USA – Tax – District of Columbia

Legal 500 US – US Tax Controversy – Leading Individual 

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors