Chris Javens

  • was the Republican Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee in the 109th and 110th Congresses, primarily responsible for corporate and international tax matters.
  • as Finance Committee Tax Counsel, advised members on all major tax legislation from summer 2005 through spring 2008, including the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005, the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, and the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007.
  • before joining the Finance Committee staff, served as Senior Tax Counsel and Senior Director of Tax Compliance and Financial Reporting at a major pharmaceutical company, as a Senior Tax Counsel at a large manufacturing and technology company, as a tax associate at a major New York law firm, and as a tax consultant at a Big Four accounting firm.
  • holds a B.S. in Finance from Penn State University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.