John Sandell

Principal
Washington, DC

John Sandell

Principal
Washington, DC

Quick Facts

  • Joined the firm in October 2018 following seven years as tax staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means
  • Served Ways and Means as tax counsel during the markup, conference, and passage of the 2017 tax reform legislation
  • Lead on tax policy for the firm, advising a diverse group of multinational, domestic, and non-profit clients

John's Bio

During seven years serving the Ways and Means Committee, John provided advice, staffed, and briefed the Chairman, Members, and senior staff on tax law and tax policy. John served Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), former Chairman (prior to his tenure as Speaker of the House) Paul Ryan (R-WI), and former Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI). John’s expertise includes working on the drafting, development, negotiation, and passage into law of several pieces of tax legislation, including the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the 2015 PATH Act and CR/Omnibus, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, the 2014 Camp Draft, and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, among others.

In addition to his work on tax legislation, John served as liaison on a variety of other projects, working with the Ways and Means health staff on tax aspects of bipartisan Health Savings Account (HSA) reform legislation in 2018, the American Health Care Act (ACA) in 2017, the 2016 Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA) legislation, and other health tax issues. John also worked with counterparts on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on several transportation extensions and reauthorizations, including the five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 and the five-year Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act highway reauthorization in 2015.

Prior to his position as tax counsel, John served the Committee as a legislative assistant and law clerk, in part while he was earning his law degree from George Mason School of Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa.

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BA, University of Tulsa; JD, George Mason School of Law

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