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  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (1979) with university and departmental (economics) honors
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. (1982) member of the Duke Law Journal


  • District of Columbia

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J. Bradford Anwyll

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2780
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

J. Bradford Anwyll is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Tax Group, representing clients in tax controversy and litigation matters involving federal and international issues.

A seasoned tax litigator with more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Anwyll has litigated more than 30 cases before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, federal district courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals on behalf of corporations and partnerships. He has also represented clients in more than 275 administrative proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service’s Examination Division, Appeals Office, and Advance Pricing & Mutual Agreement Program.  Mr. Anwyll's experience in tax controversy has been recognized by World Tax, the Comprehensive Guides to World’s Leading Tax Firms and Practitioners for the past eight years.

Mr. Anwyll’s representations have involved a wide variety of substantive and procedural issues including transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, excise taxes, Subpart F,  debt versus equity, financial transactions and instruments, accounting methods, R&D credits, bad debt/worthless stock deductions, structured transactions, capitalization/depreciation, judicial doctrines (such as the economic substance, substance-over form, business purpose, step transaction, and sham transaction doctrines), the assignment-of-income doctrine, the claim-of right doctrine, equitable estoppel, the mitigation provisions, summonses, adequate disclosure, statutes of limitations, formal and informal refund claims, privilege and work product, interest, and penalties, among other issues.

Mr. Anwyll began his career as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Marion T. Bennett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, First, Third, Fourth, and Eighth Circuits, and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
  • Member, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association (former Chair of the Court Procedure & Practice Committee)
  • Member, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association (former Chair of the Tax Section)
  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association

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Feb.17.2020 Crowell & Moring’s Tax Group Recognized by World Tax and World Transfer Pricing
Feb.06.2019 Brad Anwyll Joins Crowell & Moring's Tax Group