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TP Minds West Coast
December 4 - 5, 2024
Hyatt Regency San FranciscoSan Francisco

Amanda Pedvin Varma
Partner at STEPTOE


Amanda Varma advises multinational businesses on US federal income tax matters, with particular focus on international tax planning, controversies, and tax policy issues. She counsels both US- and foreign-owned businesses across a variety of industries, regularly advising on the US tax consequences of cross-border investments, business restructurings, supply chain issues, and intellectual property transactions. Her work includes representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service in obtaining private letter rulings and other determinations as well as advocating for regulatory and other policy changes before the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Amanda also represents clients in IRS controversies and regularly advises clients on special issues arising in international tax controversies, including competent authority and information exchange issues.

Amanda is an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Graduate Tax Program at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches US International Inbound Tax, a course focusing on the US taxation of foreign persons investing in the United States. She also frequently speaks and writes on international tax issues, including writing a regular "Leading Practitioner" column for BNA Tax Management International Journal. She also serves as the chair of the International Tax Committee of the DC Bar Tax Community.

Amanda also is the chair of the American Bar Association Women in Tax Forum. She is also the former chair of Steptoe's Women's Forum and the former president of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law – Washington, D.C. chapter.