Updated 4:31 p.m.
Crowell & Moring has bolstered its tax group with the addition of two litigation partners, the firm announced Tuesday.
David Blair and David Fischer joined Crowell from Miller & Chevalier and Cooley, respectively.
Blair is a former trial attorney for the Department of Justice's Tax Division. He has experience in matters related to transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, partnerships, tax-exempt bonds, consolidated returns, federal excise taxes, employment taxes, tax treaties and tax accounting.
In a statement to Legal Times, Blair said that the firm's multinational clients have sophisticated tax issues, which complement his practice.
"I am a tax litigator and have spent significant portions of my career on cases involving international and partnership tax issues," Blair said in the statement. "It is a perfect match for my tax litigation practice."
Fischer focuses his practice on tax controversy work, and has experience with transfer pricing, tax-sensitive leasing, partnership issues, foreign currency and amortization of sports player contracts, among other issues.
"Through the years, I have successfully handled complex tax controversy matters for clients throughout the country, applying my experience working with the IRS National Office and U.S. Treasury Department to help them develop innovative and lasting solutions to their tax problems," Fischer said in a statement.