Gregory F. Jenner
Vice Chair, Communications, ABA Section of Taxation
Gregory F. Jenner most recently served as Executive Vice President, Taxes and
Retirement Security, for the American Counsel of Life Insurers.
Immediately before joining ACLI, Mr. Jenner served as the Acting Assistant
Secretary (Tax Policy) from February 2004, to December 2004, and was nominated by
President George W. Bush to be Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy). Prior to his elevation to
Acting Assistant Secretary, Mr. Jenner served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax
Policy, beginning in 2002.
As the Acting Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy), Mr. Jenner directed the Office of
Tax Policy, which is responsible for providing the Department with policy analysis,
advice and recommendations relating to all aspects of domestic and international issues
of Federal taxation, including all legislative proposals, regulatory guidance, and tax
treaties. The Office of Tax Policy is also responsible for providing the official estimates
of all Federal Government receipts for the President's budget, fiscal policy decisions, and
Treasury cash management decisions.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. Jenner was a partner
in the Washington, D.C. office of Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti, LLP,
specializing in tax policy issues before Congress, the Treasury Department and the
Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Jenner previously served in the Treasury Department as
Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) from 1989 through 1992. He
also served as Tax Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance from 1985 through
1989, where he helped write the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Mr. Jenner is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the United
States Tax Court. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He
has been an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation,
including service as a member of the Section's Council, and chair of the Section's
Corporate Tax Shelter Task Force and Government Relations Committee. Mr. Jenner has
been a frequent speaker on continuing legal education topics. He received a B.S. with
highest honors from Portland State University (1975), and a J.D. cum laude from New
York University School of Law (1979).