WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2019 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is building on its deep bench in litigation and tax with the additions of litigation shareholder Jonathan D. Janow – who moved to Buchanan from Kirkland & Ellis – and tax counsel Ronald Kalungi. This comes just weeks after adding litigation shareholder Phillip C. Chang to its D.C. office from another Am Law 50 firm.
Janow specializes in complex civil litigation and class actions and represents clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries in various commercial, antitrust and consumer protection litigation matters, in both federal and state courts. He was recently recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the category of Dispute Resolution: Appellate.
“Jon adds to the depth of our nationally recognized pharmaceutical and antitrust practice,” said Amy Miller, litigation shareholder and co-head of Buchanan’s Washington, D.C. office. “Jon has a long list of successes as lead counsel defending top pharmaceutical companies against national antitrust class actions. Our clients will benefit tremendously from his experience and strategic approach to cases.”
“Buchanan’s focus on the life sciences industry perfectly complements my litigation practice. I’m thrilled to be a part of the growing team in D.C. which includes former colleagues who previously joined from Kirkland,” added Janow.
Miller added, “We’re excited about our entire D.C. team, and clearly attracting the top talent our clients expect.”
Kalungi counsels clients on matters relating to inbound and outbound business structures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, real estate holdings and transactions, international portfolio investments, passive foreign investment companies and controlled foreign corporations, expatriate planning, and international tax controversies.
“As we continue to assist our clients with the multitude of changes as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we are thrilled to welcome Ronald’s experience in pass-through taxation and real estate tax matters, as well as his work with cross border and international tax planning,” said Lisa S. Starczewski, shareholder and co-chair of Buchanan’s Tax section.
“I have long been impressed with Buchanan’s national and global reputation for tax strategy and counsel, especially with regard to Opportunity Zones and as technical editors for the Bloomberg Tax Portfolios. As I move from the accounting to the legal field, I am fortunate to work alongside many renowned tax attorneys at Buchanan,” noted Kalungi.
Janow received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where he served as an editor of The George Washington Law Review. He received his B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland
Kalungi received his L.L.M in Taxation from Harvard Law School and completed his law and undergraduate in Uganda at the Law Development Centre and Makerere University, respectively.