Jeff Munk advises clients on strategies for high-stakes government relations matters before Congress and the Executive Branch. He focuses his practice on taxation, energy, transportation, and international relations.
Called “eminently knowledgeable, highly respected and well connected” and “deeply familiar with financial services” by the Cayman Compass’ editorial board (October 20, 2017), Munk’s previous client “gave him the highest grades.”
In addition to private practice, Jeff has served as Legislative Counsel to a U.S. Senator, as a law clerk for the United States Tax Court, and as counsel to a presidential election campaign.
- Creating a Washington strategy for the first civil supersonic airliner development program in fifty years
- Received State Department approvals for foreign direct commercial sales for a defense contractor
- Enacted an exclusion from new limits on business interest deductions for public utilities in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
- Enacted an exclusion for aviation management services from the ticket tax on air transportation in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
- Counseling a foreign government on U.S. international taxation and banking laws, and leading their Washington advocacy
- Co-lead the Washington government affairs program for an international automobile manufacturer for twelve years, including CEO counseling, strategy research and development, budgeting, government advocacy, and negotiations with competitors
- Enacted a tax regime for fractional ownership business aviation companies
- Expanding the research and computational capabilities of a Tier 1 research university
- Expanded the statute authorizing the Department of Energy loan guarantee program to cover advanced technology manufacturing in the United States by international auto manufacturers
- Led the effort to prevent a one-size-fits-all proposed regulation from applying new flight duty rules to cargo airline pilots
- Led a coalition of airlines, cities and airports to reform the Wright Amendment, a law preventing most interstate flights from Love Field, Texas
- Expanded the 2004 manufacturing tax cut to include oil refining and ensured that international companies’ U.S. manufacturing operations are treated equally with other manufacturers in the United States
- Led a team for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Legal Reform on asbestos litigation reform legislation
- Advocated enactment of legislation to revise the taxation of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
- Led a coalition that stopped the U.S. Congress from overturning Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and appellate court decisions on state energy taxes
- Created an aircraft industry coalition that enacted legislation to ease the transition to newer, quieter commercial aircraft
- Led an effort to combat overly restrictive “Buy America” laws with a favorable outcome
- Revised a U.S. Postal Service regulation inhibiting charitable fundraising
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
Baker Botts will provide further insight into the executive compensation elements of recently released Congressional proposals for a tax reform plan – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.