McGee Grigsby

Retired Partner

McGee Grigsby retired from the partnership in November 2006. Considered one of the preeminent tax controversy specialists in the United States, for the past 25 years he specialized in all phases of tax controversies for clients all over the world.

After graduating with honors from Harvard Law School, Mr. Grigsby served a judicial clerkship for Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. on the United States Tax Court (the court that handles more than 95 percent of all tax litigation in the United States). Following his clerkship, Mr. Grigsby joined Latham & Watkins where he specialized in tax controversy work.

He represented major companies in all phases of tax controversy work, from examination and appeals to litigation. He has represented clients in the Tax Court, federal district courts, state courts, the Court of Federal Claims and Appellate Courts. Most of his cases have involved sophisticated issues and large amounts in question.

At the time of his retirement, Mr. Grigsby y served as Chair of the Court Procedure Committee, chaired the Committee on Employees & Independent Contractors and served on the Committee on Partnerships of the ABA Tax Section. He also served as a member of the Advisory Group of the Assistant Attorney General (Tax Division), was a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (before moving to Washington, D.C.) and as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

At the time of his retirement, he was widely recognized as an authority on tax controversy practice and, as such, was regularly asked to speak at seminars, tax institutes, judicial conferences and the annual meetings of the Tax Executives Institute. His articles on topics related to tax controversies have been published by a number of journals.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1970
    cum laude
  • BA, Louisiana State University, 1965
    Woodrow Wilson Fellow