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Eleanor Moran McWaters

Phone: +1 202.624.2702
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Eleanor Moran McWaters is an associate in the Tax Group and resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Eleanor practices in the areas of tax controversy, litigation, and planning. She represents clients involved in controversy with the IRS at all levels of the proceedings, including during examination, at appeals, and in litigation before the U.S. Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Court. Eleanor also advises clients on tax aspects of corporate and partnership transactions and tax planning matters.

Eleanor has an active pro bono practice, primarily advising section 501(c)(3) organizations in connection with a number of issues, including obtaining tax-exempt status.

Eleanor received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review, and a member of the UVA Law tax competition team in the 2017 KU Leuven International and European Tax Moot Court.


  • University of Virginia, B.A. (2013)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2017)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia

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"District Court Invalidates the "Primary Purpose" and "Merely Incidental" Requirements of Treasury Regulation Defining "Educational Organization"," Tax Alert (October 7, 2019). Contacts: Charles C. Hwang, Eleanor Moran McWaters
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"Director of APMA Hughes Discusses APAs and MAP at Crowell & Moring Tax Seminar," Tax Alert (September 27, 2019). Contacts: David J. Fischer, Eleanor Moran McWaters, J. Bradford Anwyll
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"Deputy Chief of Appeals Keyso Discusses Conferencing Initiative at Crowell & Moring Tax Seminar," Tax Alert (September 25, 2019). Contacts: David J. Fischer, Eleanor Moran McWaters
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"Appeals Part One: Overview of the Appeals Process," Crowell & Moring's Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2019, Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2019). Presenters: David J. Fischer and Eleanor Moran.
"IRS Issues Guidance on Taxation of Cloud Transactions," Tax Alert (August 15, 2019). Contacts: Teresa Abney, Eleanor Moran McWaters
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"Ninth Circuit Revisits Altera and Again Reverses Tax Court," Tax Alert (June 20, 2019). Contacts: David J. Fischer, Eleanor Moran McWaters
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