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KPMG Appoints John Gimigliano Head Of Federal Tax Legislative And Regulatory Services

KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, has named John P. Gimigliano as principal in charge of the Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services (FLRS) group of its Washington National Tax (WNT) practice. Gimigliano succeeds Hank Gutman, who is assuming other responsibilities within the firm.

"John's outstanding career in government and here at KPMG makes him uniquely qualified to assume the leadership role in Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services," said Steven R. Lainoff, principal in charge of the firm's Washington National Tax practice.  "His knowledge, leadership and skills will further enhance the work of this important part of our Tax practice, as it provides clients with news, issue-focused commentary and insights on breaking developments in tax legislation."

Prior to joining KPMG, Gimigliano served as senior tax counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means and as staff director for its Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures. During his tenure on the Committee he was involved in the drafting, negotiation and enactment of several pieces of tax legislation, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act, the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 and several others.

Gimigliano's principal responsibilities on the House Ways and Means Committee focused on issues involving energy, cost recovery, accounting methods, tax credits, corporate reorganizations, the corporate alternative minimum tax, net operating losses and several other areas.

"Tax touches almost every line of a company's balance sheet, which means that the regulatory and legislative proposals and changes occurring almost every day in the U.S. and internationally are critical information for leaders in all businesses and industries," said Gimigliano. "With the focus on tax and budgetary reform in the U.S., and tax transparency discussions around the world, this is an extraordinarily important time for KPMG to work with our clients  in understanding why and how these changes may impact their companies," he said. 

Gimigliano received a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Miami University. An adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, Gimigliano is a frequent speaker at tax conferences and commentator in the media.