Don Crawford

Don Crawford

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Don Crawford is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Global Tax Practice Group in the Washington, DC office. Don focuses his practice on tax controversy and litigation, and counsels multinational corporations through all stages of tax disputes including audit, administrative appeal, and litigation before the United States Tax Court and other federal courts.

Practice Focus

Don has advised clients on a variety of controversies including transfer pricing disputes, deficiency litigation, refund litigation, estate litigation, and other domestic and international tax disputes.

He has also advised clients on the energy tax provisions contained in the Internal Revenue Code, such as clean energy tax incentives, credits for carbon capture, use, and storage, and electric vehicle tax credits.

Don maintains an active pro bono practice. He co-authored a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of a nonprofit advocacy organization in a lawsuit arising under the Fourteenth Amendment, litigated multiple civil rights cases on behalf of clients that were deprived of constitutional rights in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and advised a local nonprofit organization on maintaining its tax exempt status, among other matters.

Don is a proud alumnus of Howard University School of Law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section on Taxation
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


  • U.S. Tax Court~United States (2022)
  • District of Columbia~United States (2021)


  • Howard University School of Law (JD) (2020)
  • Duquesne University (BA) (2017)
  • Co-author, "Treasury Issues Notice on Transferability of Electric Vehicles Tax Credits," NATPG Tax News and Developments, November 2023
  • Panelist, "Moore v. United States," American Bar Association, Section on Taxation, Fall Tax Meeting, October 2023
  • Co-Author, "IRS Warns of Imminent Compliance Alert and Examinations of Large Partnerships," NATPG Tax News and Developments, September 2023
  • Co-Author, "Senate Shows Interest in Crypto Taxation," NATPG Tax News and Developments, July 2023
  • Co-Presenter, "Transfer Pricing and Tax Controversy Update," Tax Executives Institute (Dallas, TX Chapter), International Tax Day, May 2023
  • Co-Author, "Tax Court Delivers Major Victory to Syndicated Conservation Easement Partnerships; Treasury, IRS, and Congress Deliver a Quick Response," NATPG Tax News and Developments, February 2023