Ross R. Sharkey
Caplin & Drysdale
Ross R. Sharkey Of Counsel

P: (202) 862-7845

F: (202) 429-3301

Washington, D.C. Office


In 2014, Ross Sharkey joined Caplin & Drysdale as an Associate in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.  He was previously law clerk to the Honorable Joseph H. Gale of the United States Tax Court.


Mr. Sharkey assists corporations, nonprofits, and wealthy individuals in resolving a wide range of federal tax issues.   Illustrations of his legal services include:

  • defending clients under civil examination by the IRS, often in cases involving accuracy-related or fraud penalties;
  • representing individuals and businesses in administrative proceedings before IRS Appeals and in U.S. Tax Court litigation;
  • counseling clients with potential offshore and domestic compliance issues and assisting them with voluntarily disclosing noncompliance to the IRS;
  • advising on FATCA compliance and offshore asset reporting; and  
  • assisting clients under criminal investigation.


  • Research Assistant, Professor Martin McMahon, Jr., University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Managing Editor, Montana Law Review, University of Montana School of Law  

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Awards & Rankings

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Washington, D.C., 2019-Present

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  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2011
  • J.D., University of Montana School of Law, 2010, with high honors
  • B.S., Southwest Minnesota State University , 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Montana
  • District of Columbia
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