Miller & Chevalier Elects Gregory W. Bates and Lisandra Ortiz as Members

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced today the elections of Gregory W. Bates and Lisandra Ortiz as Members of the firm, effective immediately.

Mr. Bates focuses his practice on corporate compliance, with a proficiency in developing strategies for addressing corruption risk. He regularly advises clients on a range of white-collar matters, internal investigations, risk mitigation, and monitoring and testing of compliance programs, including issues related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has held several key compliance positions within a Fortune 500 company, including as Compliance Director for the Latin American region while the Company was subject to the scrutiny of an independent monitor pursuant to an FCPA resolution, and has since served on two independent monitor teams. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Bates has lived or conducted compliance and investigations work in nearly every Latin American country, including Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, and Uruguay. He has also advised on matters in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Ms. Ortiz concentrates her practice on federal tax controversy matters, both in litigation and before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in examinations and Appeals. She is a principal advisor on the resolution of cross-border taxation disputes, including through the competent authority process and the negotiation of advance pricing agreements. Ms. Ortiz’s experience includes counseling some of the world’s largest corporations on issues involving international taxation, transfer pricing, and insurance taxation. She recently represented a Fortune 100 company in a landmark multi-billion-dollar transfer pricing case before the U.S. Tax Court.


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