The 2018 Speakers

Gordon Clay

Legislation Counsel
The Joint Committee on Taxation
Congress of the United States
502 Ford House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3621

Gordon Clay is legislation counsel with the Joint Committee on Taxation of the United States Congress. Mr. Clay has primary responsibility on the Joint Committee staff for legislation concerning tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving, and estate and gift taxation.

Prior to joining the Joint Committee staff, Mr. Clay was Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he specialized in tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving issues. Before attending law school, Mr. Clay worked for KPMG LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Clay is a 1996 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Executive Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. Mr. Clay is co-author of the Charitable Giving Answer Book (2003 & 2004-05 eds., Wilkinson, Clay & Rhees (CCH)) and a contributing author of the Complete Guide to Nonprofit Organizations (Lieber & Levy eds. (CRI)). Mr. Clay is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars. He also is a member of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section, where he previously served as co-chair of the subcommittee on precedential guidance and as a member of the Committee’s task force on joint ventures involving tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Clay speaks frequently to professional organizations on tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving topics. 


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