Morgan Menchaca focuses on federal income tax matters. She advocates on behalf of clients in tax controversy matters. She also advises clients on tax-efficient structuring of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, and joint ventures.
Before joining Baker Botts, Ms. Menchaca served as a production editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. She also participated in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, during which she created legal resources for farmers and collaborated on a white paper for the Food is Medicine Initiative. As a third year law student, Morgan was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard College for Michael Sandel's course, Money, Markets, and Morals. In addition, Morgan was the Producer of the Harvard Law School Parody, President of the Harvard Law School Drama Society, and the Music Director of the Harvard Law School Scales of Justice. Prior to law school, Morgan worked as an analyst at Indeed in Austin, Texas and at ChinaVest in Shanghai, China.
Ms. Menchaca's academic work as an undergraduate at Harvard College culminated in a thesis exploring the role of the Darwinian time revolution on perceptions of the natural human diet. She received high honors from the History department for her thesis work, and she was awarded the cum laude distinction in recognition of her academic achievements. She also received the Elliott and Mary Perkins Prize for her contributions to the student community and extracurricular activities, which included leadership roles in the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones and the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club.