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They’ve Got Next: Five Fresh Faces to Know in Tax

Jan. 25, 2021, 9:45 AM

Welcome to our first 2021 installment of “They’ve Got Next.” It’s our latest round in a series that highlights the work of rising stars of the bar — young lawyers who are leading the way in variety of practice areas.

So far, we’ve looked at the work of young attorneys in labor & employment, intellectual property, and bankruptcy. In our fourth installment, we spotlight five young lawyers to know in the world of tax: Amanda Kottke of Baker McKenzie; Jocelyn Tau of Akin Gump; Kara Mungovan of Cravath; Nathan Wacker of Skadden; and Scott Pollock of Sidley Austin.

These attorneys have represented multinational companies in court, including in wins for Nike worth more than $250 million and in current Facebook litigation with billions potentially at stake. They’ve also advised on multi-billion-dollar transactions involving other household names like T-Mobile and 7-Eleven. Above all else, these young lawyers aren’t allowing their youth to put any limits on their leadership.

“Just because you’re suddenly in a room with people who have been doing this longer than you have doesn’t mean that you can’t apply your skills and apply your logic and contribute a lot,” Cravath partner Kara Mungovan, told reporter Aysha Bagchi. Bagchi worked with Jeff Leon on this project.

Check out the stories of “They’ve Got Next: Five Fresh Faces to Know in Tax” below. You’ll find each piece by clicking on the lawyers’ names. Then circle back in February and March for new installments featuring fresh faces in environmental and appellate law.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lisa Helem at