Rosemary Becchi is a Partner at the law firm McGuireWoods, LLP. Prior to McGuireWoods, she was a partner of Patton Boggs, LLP. She advocates on behalf of companies on a broad array of regulatory and legislative issues, with an emphasis on tax and financial services matters. Using her combination of public and private sector experience, Ms. Becchi helps clients further their tax and financial services policy initiatives by providing strategic legal and business counsel, fostering critical relationships, and implementing successful long-term policy strategies.
Ms. Becchi began her career in the Office of the Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service, where she developed and drafted rulings and regulations on national tax policy. She then served as tax counsel on the Majority Staff of the Senate Finance Committee under the leadership of Chairman Roth (R-DE) where she played a key role in developing legislation at the committee, including legislation on education savings, charitable giving, corporate and income tax accounting issues, the R&D tax credit, methods of accounting, and financial products.
After leaving Capitol Hill, Ms. Becchi worked at Arthur Andersen’s Office of Federal Tax Services providing tax advice to corporate clients on complex tax transactions. Following that she joined Citigroup’s Federal Government Relations Division and was responsible for representing Citigroup on its federal and state corporate tax, international, corporate governance, accounting, and auditing issues. Ms. Becchi later joined Fidelity Investments where she directed all of Fidelity’s tax legislative and regulatory issues, including issues that impacted section 529 college savings plans, retirement and health savings, deferred compensation, and defined contribution plans.
During her career, Ms. Becchi also served as a member of the Board of the Investment Committee for the Virginia College Savings Plan, where the committee oversaw the selection of investments options for the plan. Before joining Patton Boggs, she was president and founder of Becchi Consulting, where she advised businesses on operational, legal, legislative and regulatory matters.
Throughout her career, Rosemary has been actively involved in charitable organizations. She was involved in the creation of the Capital Area REACH Program and for 6 years served as its Executive Director. In that role, she was responsible for raising funds as well as overseeing programming for the charity. She also served in leadership of the Tax Coalition, including serving as the Chair. Most recently, Rosemary has supported the Constitution Project with pro bono advice on political and policy advice.
- Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.
- Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D.
- University of San Diego, B.A.A.