Irina Pisareva Joins Sullivan & Worcester

Expands Renowned Tax Practice in New York
Press Release
November 19, 2020

New York - International law firm Sullivan & Worcester announced that Irina Pisareva joins Sullivan after more than 20 years at Ernst & Young where she was a principal with the Wealth and Asset Management practice and advised clients on U.S. and international taxation of global investment portfolios, new fund structures, business reorganizations, capital structure changes, credit transactions and litigation finance.  Irina’s practice focuses on investment and registered funds, institutional asset managers, family offices and companies in the life science and high-tech industries.

"We’re delighted to have Irina join our tax practice," said managing partner Joel Carpenter. "Her deep expertise in cross-border taxation will help further Sullivan’s international footprint, and her decision to join the firm speaks to the strength of our Tax, Financial Services and Investment Management practice groups."

Ameek Ponda, head of Sullivan’s Tax department, added, "Irina’s expertise in taxation of investment funds, distressed market and credit transactions, and cross-border structures signifies our commitment to providing our clients with a full range of legal support. I am excited to have Irina join Sullivan’s team and look forward to working with her on client matters."

"Sullivan’s tax team is exceptional and well-known for its smart, efficient yet creative solutions to client issues," Pisareva said. "With governments worldwide looking for ways to fund pandemic response and recovery, we can expect further changes to the global tax environment. Clients will need reliable counsel more than ever before. I’m confident that at Sullivan we will provide that high-level of counsel on which our clients depend. I’m pleased to have found my new professional home and look forward to contributing to Sullivan’s ongoing success."

Irina earned her law degree from St. Petersburg State University and her LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University School of Law.

About Sullivan
Sullivan & Worcester (Sullivan) is a leading AmLaw 200 law firm.  With over 200 attorneys in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, they guide organizations that are rewriting the rules. Sullivan’s clients, including Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses, rely on Sullivan’s strategic vision, comfort with complexity, and intense focus on results. Sullivan has represented clients around the world and has a deep bench for working on a variety of matters and issues affecting clients globally. For more information, please visit

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