Jenner & Block

Alexandra E. Dowling is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office.  Her work involves all aspects of federal taxation, including tax shelter litigation, private debt fund structuring, bankruptcies and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and tax planning for tax-exempt organizations.

Ms. Dowling is a member of the Firm’s Tax, Tax Controversy, Climate and Clean Technology Law, Private Equity/Investment Management, Professional Responsibility and Real Estate Securities Practices.  In addition to representing clients on a wide variety of corporate transactions, she has advised clients on significant tax and tax-related controversy matters, including the taxation of Ponzi schemes and in litigation before the Court of Federal Claims relating to nuclear decommissioning expenses.  She also is interested in attorney-client privilege, tax patents, and ethical issues arising in tax practice. She is a member of the Firm's Hiring Committee.

Ms. Dowling worked throughout her law school career, first at the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics where she coordinated the center’s academic programs, and then also as a law clerk at Jenner & Block’s Chicago office.  She is the former president of the board of First Slice, Inc., NFP, a not-for-profit that provides high-quality food to the homeless in Chicago.