Tom Giegerich is the General Counsel of 8 Rivers Capital, LLC, a leader in the development of zero-carbon, clean energy and process technologies. Prior to joining 8 Rivers, he was a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP where he served as head of the tax practice for the firm’s New York office and advised domestic and international clients regarding a wide range of corporate tax planning, transactional and controversy matters arising in a broad variety of contexts, including acquisitions and divestitures, corporate restructurings, domestic and cross-border partnerships and joint ventures and distribution and licensing arrangements. Prior to joining McDermott Will & Emery in 2006, Giegerich was a partner at Dewey Ballantine LLP.
Giegerich received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Fordham University, his J.D. with distinction from Duke University School of Law (Order of the Coif) where he served as a member of the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal, and his Ll.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Giegerich is a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke Law School and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Taxation.
Giegerich has been a member of the Board of Visitors of Duke Law School since 2011 and is a past president of the Duke Law Alumni Association. He is a member of the Tax Sections of the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.