Jones Day Partner Justin Campolieta

IRS trial attorney Justin Campolieta joins Jones Day as partner in Tax Practice

Justin Campolieta has joined the Firm as a partner in the Tax Practice. He will be based in New York.

Mr. Campolieta served in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of the Chief Counsel for nearly 20 years, most recently as a senior level special trial attorney in the Westbury, New York office, where he oversaw the development, litigation, and resolution of large tax controversies involving some of the most sensitive and complex issues within the IRS. Mr. Campolieta has broad experience with administrative and judicial tax controversies involving a wide variety of procedural and substantive tax issues, including transfer pricing; tax evasion, and fraud; financial products; tax treaties; cross-border information sharing; employment tax; collection due process; partnership taxation; administrative law; and individual income tax issues. Mr. Campolieta received the IRS Office of Chief Counsel National Litigation Award in 2015 and 2022.

At Jones Day, Mr. Campolieta joins a global team of more than 70 lawyers in the Firm's Tax Practice bringing comprehensive and integrated advice to clients across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Asia-Pacific. In addition to providing clients with wide-ranging transaction support and tax planning services, the Tax Practice handles all types of client tax controversy matters, with appearances ranging from audit to appeals to the courtroom. Their nationally recognized tax litigators have decades of experience in tax, district, and state and local courts.

"In Justin's two decades of experience working at the highest levels of the IRS, he has been involved in several of the most high-profile transfer pricing matters involving major multinationals," said Edward Kennedy, co-leader of the Firm's Tax Practice. "His deep insight into examination, collection, litigation, and settlement of tax cases will be a tremendous asset to our clients. I'm delighted that he has joined our global practice and am pleased to welcome him to Jones Day."

"Justin is one of the go-to trial lawyers for the IRS. It is rare to have a lawyer, like Justin, who can blend deep substantive knowledge with litigation skills," said Leon DeJulius Jr., Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's New York Office. "This robust experience is an excellent complement to our strong corporate practices here in New York, where we provide counsel to some of the world's leading banks, private equity funds, and blue-chip companies."

Mr. Campolieta earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

"What's special about Jones Day, and what makes me really excited about joining, is that the tax litigators work closely with the Firm's deep bench of business litigators, who are consistently ranked among the best in the world," said Mr. Campolieta. "This combination of tax and business-focused litigation experience and knowledge is really distinctive, and I can't wait to start contributing to such a talented team."

"Having Justin's experience and strategic insights on some of the most critical and evolving tax issues that many of the Firm's multinational clients contend with demonstrates Jones Day's ability to provide counsel seamlessly across issues and borders," said Stephanie Parker, co-leader of the Business & Tort Litigation Practice.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.