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Dirk J.J. Suringa

Partner

Covington & Burling LLP
District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA

Law Firm - International

Professional Summary

Dirk Suringa is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Covington & Burling LLP, practicing in the areas of international tax planning and controversies. He advises clients regarding the Federal income tax aspects of domestic and international transactions and structures and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Treasury Department, and in the Federal courts.

Mr. Suringa served as Attorney-Advisor in the Department of the Treasury's Office of International Tax Counsel from 2000 to 2003. From 1996 to 1997, he clerked for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Suringa is the author of numerous articles on international tax matters, including the BNA Tax Management Portfolio on the Foreign Tax Credit Limitation.

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Languages

  • Spanish (Working Knowledge)
  • Japanese (Social)

Industry Experience

    • Law Firm

Interests/Hobbies

  • Golf
  • Uechi-Ryu Karate
  • Clawhammer Banjo


Experience

Covington & Burling LLP
District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA 20001-4956
Partner
Law Firm - International
2005 - Present
Dirk Suringa is a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office, practicing in the areas of international tax planning and controversies. He advises clients regarding the Federal income tax aspects of domestic and international transactions and structures and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Treasury Department, and in the Federal courts.

Education

JD1996
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Magna Cum Laude
Harvard Law Review
BA, Woodrow Wilson School 1992
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Phi Beta Kappa
Certificate Program East Asian Studies

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Active
1997

Florida
Active
1997

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Associations and Societies

  • International Fiscal Association, USA Branch (##Vice-President and Secretary, Executive Committee)
  • American College of Tax Counsel

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