September 1, 2021
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Matt Donnelly has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner. Donnelly, formerly a partner with Baker Botts L.L.P., will continue his tax practice at Gibson Dunn.
“Matt is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Barbara Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Matt’s extensive range of tax experience will enhance the strength of our existing tax practice and support the growth of our transactional practice.”
“Matt is a bright, experienced tax lawyer, and we are delighted to have him on board,” said Eric Sloan, Co-Chair of the Tax Practice Group. “His skill set is impressive, and he excels at finding practical, commercial solutions that address clients’ tax issues and add value to the transactions.”
“I am thrilled to be joining Gibson Dunn,” said Donnelly. “I admire the firm’s broad corporate platform and collegial and team-oriented culture, and I’m looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my career with my new colleagues at Gibson Dunn.”
About Matt Donnelly
Donnelly represents public and private companies on a broad range of U.S. federal and state income tax matters, with a concentration on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs, joint ventures, financing transactions, restructurings and internal reorganizations. He also regularly advises clients in the energy sector on tax issues involving the development, acquisition and disposition 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.
Before joining Gibson Dunn, Donnelly was a partner at Baker Botts. Prior to joining Baker Botts in 2019, he was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Donnelly received his law degree with high honors from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2009 and served as the Editor in Chief of the Iowa Law Review. He received his Master of Laws in taxation with honors from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2010.