“First-rate litigator and first-rate tax lawyer” Gerald Kafka is “at the top of his profession” and recognized for “his superb experience in the field.” He is “extremely knowledgeable” and “offers excellent client service.”Chambers USA 2015-2016

Gerald A. Kafka


Gerald Kafka retired from partnership on May 31, 2015. Mr. Kafka was formerly the global Co-chair of the Tax Controversy Practice at Latham & Watkins and previously served as the local Tax Department Chair for Latham’s Washington, D.C. office, where he focuses on tax controversy and litigation matters.

Mr. Kafka began his professional career as a trial attorney in the Honors Law Graduate Program of the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice, where he received the Tax Division’s Outstanding Attorney Award and two Departmental Outstanding Performance Awards.

Mr. Kafka is active in many tax professional organizations including:

  • ABA Section of Taxation, where he formerly served as Chairs of the Court Procedure Committee and of the Appointments to the Tax Court Committee
  • Past Chair of the D.C. Bar Tax Section Committee on Tax Audits and Litigation
  • Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel
  • Master in the J. Edgar Murdock American Inns of Court (US Tax Court)
  • Education
    • LLM in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1979
    • JD, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1975
      Executive Editor, University of Cincinnati Law Review
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