Orrick Partner Peter Connors Elected 2nd Circuit Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel


Orrick tax partner Peter Connors was recently appointed 2nd Circuit Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel by the College’s Board of Directors.

The American College of Tax Counsel is a professional association of tax attorneys. Membership is an honor reserved for those at the top of their profession. The College's members, known as “Fellows,” are tax lawyers working in private law firms and in house legal departments, teaching tax in law schools, or working in federal or state revenue agencies. They are recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments and professional achievements and for their dedication to improving the practice of tax law. Membership into the College is by nomination and election only; self-nomination is not permitted.

A Fellow of the College for the past decade, Mr. Connors’ leadership in the profession and scholarship in the field of tax law were cited as reasons for his unanimous election to the position of 2nd Circuit Regent. In this role, he will chair the 2nd Circuit Admissions Council, which is responsible for the nomination of qualified 2nd Circuit candidates to fellowship in the College. Only one Regent is appointed from each federal judicial circuit, with two additional Regents elected to serve at large. The Board of Regents, of which Connors is now a member, governs the College and has the sole authority to elect Fellows. 

Resident in Orrick’s New York office, Mr. Connors focuses his practice on cross-border transactions. He also has extensive experience in related areas of tax law, including asset securitization, financial transactions, corporate reorganizations and private equity investments. A prolific author, Mr. Connors has authored over 100 articles on tax-planning subjects and two Bloomberg BNA tax portfolios. He currently serves on the Executive Committees of the New York State Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association, and previously served as Vice Chair-Committee Operations of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section and a member of its Council.