Jaclyn Pampel (Jacobs)

Partner at Baker & McKenzie

Greater San Diego Area
Law Practice

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Jaclyn Pampel (Jacobs)'s Overview

  • Law Clerk at San Mateo County District Attorney's Office

Jaclyn Pampel (Jacobs)'s Experience

Partnership; 5001-10,000 employees; Law Practice industry

April 2006Present (8 years 6 months)

Jackie is an experienced and skilled trial lawyer specializing in advising clients at all stages of tax disputes with the IRS, from developing strategies for negotiating with the IRS during audit to contesting the IRS's determinations in administrative hearings and Federal court. She has successfully handled numerous cases for individuals and US multi-national corporations in a vast array of industries, particularly those having significant intellectual property. Jackie is a very active participant in pro bono activities, including representation of clients in Cook County -- Criminal Division.

Baker & McKenzie's North American Tax Controversy Group is consistently highly ranked by Chambers USA Tax: Controversy: Nationwide (2006-2012), World Tax: International Tax Review (2006-2012), and The Legal 500 US: Tax Controversy (2007-2012). Recognized as US Tax Team of the Year by Chambers USA Awards (2008).

Second chair of trial team in transferee liability matter successfully litigated before U.S. Tax Court (Dorothy R. Diebold, Transferee v. Commissioner, 100 T.C.M. (CCH) 370 (2010) (substance over form issues relating to a sale of stock and related transferee liability issues). Substantive management and oversight of case preparation and strategic development from pre-trial preparation through extensive post-trial briefing. First chair in examining witnesses in U.S. Tax Court.

Member of trial team in successfully litigated, landmark transfer pricing dispute before U.S. Tax Court (VERITAS Software Corp. v. Commissioner, 133 T.C. 297 (2009) (successful resolution of $2.4 billion income adjustment asserted by the IRS). Involved in all aspects of case development from pre-trial matters through post-trial briefing, including management and oversight of attorneys and paralegals, responding to voluminous discovery requests, preparing witnesses for trial, and drafting legal briefs.

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

May 2005March 2006 (11 months)

Specialized in tax dispute issues, including advising individuals, corporations, and partnerships involved in federal and state tax controversies. Represented clients with disputes before the IRS and state taxing authorities to contest tax consequences of various tax planning transactions.


Fenwick & West

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry

November 2002April 2005 (2 years 6 months) Mountain View, CA

Focused on substantive tax planning and tax dispute resolution matters. Performed high-level research and analysis to determine taxable effect of proposed transactions and reorganizations. Substantive areas of extensive research and analysis included international corporate, partnership, and personal income taxation. Member of trial team in successfully litigated, high-profile U.S. Tax Court controversy (Xilinx Inc. v. Commissioner, 125 T.C. 4 (2005) ($120 million issue related to cost sharing of stock based compensation)). Involved in all aspects of trial from pre-trial matters through post-trial briefing.

Residence Hall Director

Emory University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2000May 2002 (1 year 10 months) Atlanta, GA

Managed large staff of Resident Assistants and Sophomore Advisors, created and maintained hall budget, and oversaw general operations of 300-student freshman hall and upper-class hall.

Law Clerk

San Mateo County District Attorney's Office

June 2000August 2000 (3 months) Redwood City, CA

Conducted research and analysis in various areas of criminal law and criminal procedure.

Jaclyn Pampel (Jacobs)'s Organizations

  • Emory Law Alumni Board

    Executive Committee
    • 2009 to Present

    One of fifteen members representing Emory Law's 10,000 alumni to enhance engagement opportunities, recruitment activities, strategic planning advisement, and foster student-alumni interaction.

  • Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice

    Member, Board of Directors
    • 2011 to Present

    Management and oversight of impact research, education, and advocacy organization that works to achieve fundamental, systemic reform by addressing policies and practices that relate to social justice and government effectiveness issues. Part of a national network of public interest law centers.

  • Youth Outreach Services

    Member, Board of Directors
    • 2005 to 2008

    Community-based social service agency dedicated to outreach and development of at-risk youth.

Jaclyn Pampel (Jacobs)'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Litigation
  2. Corporate Law
  3. Legal Research
  4. Tax Law
  5. Dispute Resolution
  6. Commercial Litigation
  7. Intellectual Property
  8. Corporate Governance
  9. Civil Litigation
  10. Legal Writing
  11. Project Management
  12. Trials
  13. Criminal Law
  14. Trial Practice
  15. International Tax
  16. Criminal Defense

Jaclyn Pampel (Jacobs)'s Education

Emory University School of Law

JD (Order of the Coif), Law


Activities and Societies: Emory Law Scholarship (full tuition); Graduate Emergent Leader of the Year Award; Dean’s Public Service Award; James C. Pratt Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Moot Court Society Member.

Valparaiso University

BS (Finance), BA (History), Christ College (Honors College)


Activities and Societies: Alpha Xi Epsilon, Pi Beta Phi

Crown Point High School


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