LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is a member of the Washington Council Ernst & Young group that is part of Ernst & Young LLP. She represents clients before the Congress and at Treasury on a broad range of federal income tax issues, with a focus on corporate and international taxation.
Previously, LaBrenda held a senior position on the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation where she had significant responsibility for the tax-exempt leasing rules, straddles and other securities-related provisions in the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 and the foreign currency, corporate and capital cost recovery provisions in the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
In addition to substantial transactional experience in the private sector (she began her career with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York and was a partner in Piper & Marbury), LaBrenda has been as an adjunct professor in the graduate division of the Georgetown University Law Center for five terms and has lectured extensively at continuing legal education programs and before professional and trade organizations.
LaBrenda received a B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, and a J.D. and L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.