Mary Burke Baker
Mary Burke Baker is a government affairs counselor in the Washington, D.C. office of K&L Gates. She leads the tax policy practice and co-leads the Opportunity Zone practice. Mary focuses on federal tax matters affecting corporations, pass-through entities, and individuals – including legislation, regulatory guidance, tax administration, and a broad array of technical issues. Mary particularly concentrates on the Opportunity Zone incentive and is a frequent author and speaker on the topic throughout the United States. She is a member of the OZ Expo Writers Council and recently was honored by the National Law Review as a “2019 Go-To Thought Leader.” .Before K&L Gates, Mary served six years with the Senate Committee on Finance. She managed several major tax bills for Chairman Baucus, including FATCA, international reforms, basis and credit card reporting, worked closely on the Affordable Care Act and economic stimulus, maintained the revenue offset list, and was responsible for vetting the financial information for all Administration nominees falling under the jurisdiction of the Senate Finance Committee. Mary also served at the IRS for more than 25 years in a variety of technical and management positions, including large case team coordinator and Manager of the Office of Tax Shelter Analysis.