Eli Patrick McCrain is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Tax Department.

Mr. McCrain advises clients on transactional and international tax matters, primarily the tax consequences of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, distributions, and financing transactions. He has experience representing private equity funds and public and private companies on a variety of domestic and international tax matters.

While in law school, Mr. McCrain served as managing editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. He also served as a student advocate for small businesses and non-profit organizations for the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2017
    magna cum laude
  • BA, University of North Carolina, 2014
    Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa