Pam Olson

U.S. Deputy Tax Leader & WNTS Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. , Washington, District of Columbia

Pam is a U.S. Deputy Tax Leader and Washington National Tax Services Leader of PwC. In her role with WNTS, Pam leads a team that includes many former senior government officials and policy advisers.

Prior to joining PwC, Pam led the Washington tax practice at Skadden, Arps, and served as US Treasury Department assistant secretary for tax policy.

Pam has represented clients in a broad range of matters, including IRS audits, appeals and litigation; congressional investigations; private letter ruling requests, proposed regulations, and other IRS and Treasury guidance; and in the legislative process. She is a frequent speaker on tax policy matters and has testified before several congressional committees.

As assistant secretary for tax policy, Pam had supervisory responsibility for providing the secretary of the treasury with policy analysis and recommendations for all domestic and international issues of federal taxation. Pam's previous positions include serving with the chief counsel’s office of the IRS as special assistant to the chief counsel.

In 2000 and 2001, Pam was the first woman to serve as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. She has served as tax and economic adviser to two presidential campaigns and as tax adviser to the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform. She has been included repeatedly in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America for tax law. Pam served as a Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel and is on the board of several nonprofit organizations. She received the Treasury Department's highest award, distinguished service awards from the Federal Bar Association and Tax Executives Institute, and delivered both the Lawrence Woodworth and Erwin Griswold annual lectures.

Pam received her B.A., M.B.A., and J.D. from the University of Minnesota.