Robert T. Carney
Caplin & Drysdale
Robert T. Carney Senior Counsel

P: (202) 862-5040

F: (202) 429-3301

Washington, D.C. Office


Mr. Carney has represented corporate entities before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice, and in federal courts across the nation. Illustrations of his work for clients include:

  • resolving IRS disputes involving R&D credits;
  • resolving IRS disputes on transfer pricing issues;
  • advising and resolving disputes involving capitalization and tax accounting issues; and
  • advising on procedural issues related to transactions, transactional planning, and return filing requirements.


Prior to his tenure at Florida Power & Light/NextEra Energy, Mr. Carney was a tax partner in the Washington offices of several multinational law firms and was also the National Director of Tax Controversy Services in the National Tax Office of Ernst & Young. He also served as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, where he tried cases in U.S. district courts throughout the country.

Mr. Carney is currently an Adjunct Professor of the Master of Tax Program at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught tax practice and procedure (litigation and administrative) for over 25 years.

Professional Activities

Master, Inn of Court, U.S. Tax Court

Member, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1972, Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1969

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
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