As a tax attorney for the past 33 years with an extensive expertise developed through working for Congress, the IRS, and the private sector, Pat Heck is well positioned to lead a government affairs department through the tax policy and regulatory environment. Over the years, Pat has developed bipartisan relationships with a broad range of Senate and House members and staff, as well as with senior leaders at the IRS and Treasury and numerous stakeholder groups.
For four years, Pat served as the Chief Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee with Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), where he was responsible for managing the Chairman’s team of 12 tax professionals and developing the tax legislative and tax oversight agendas. During his time as the Chairman’s senior tax policy advisor, he served as chief negotiator on a number of tax bills, including the Transportation Act of 2005, Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005, Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 205, Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, Pension Protection Act of 2006, Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 and the Small Business and Work Opportunity Act of 2007. Before becoming the Chief Tax Counsel, He served as Chief Investifative Counsel and Tax Counsel for the Committee five years.
Heck has also served as Assistant Counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight, where he was responsible for comprehensive development, analysis, and investigation of issues within the jurisdiction of the Committee, with particular emphasis on tax policy and Treasury Department and IRS operations.
After law school, he served with the IRS as a Trial Attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel, where he was responsible for formulating tax shelter litigation and technical positions. He also served as a Tax Law Specialist in the Employee Plans and Exempt Organizations group at the IRS.
Before joining Capitol Tax Partners, Pat was a Partner at a D.C. tax policy firm, where he managed its global tax policy team.
He earned his LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, JD from the University of Toledo College of Law, and his BS from American University.