KPMG Appoints Gimigliano Head of Federal Tax Legislative and Regulatory Services

John Gimigliano

John Gimigliano

New York-based KPMG LLP (FY12 net revenue of $5.8 billion) named John Gimigliano as principal in charge of the federal legislative and regulatory services (FLRS) group of its Washington National Tax (WNT) practice. Gimigliano succeeds Hank Gutman, who is assuming other responsibilities within the firm.

“John’s outstanding career in government and here at KPMG makes him uniquely qualified to assume the leadership role in federal legislative and regulatory services,” says Steven Lainoff, principal in charge of the firm’s WNT practice.

Prior to joining KPMG, Gimigliano served as senior tax counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives’ committee on ways and means and as staff director for its subcommittee on select revenue measures.

“Tax touches almost every line of a company’s balance sheet, which means that the regulatory and legislative proposals and changes occurring almost every day in the U.S. and internationally are critical information for leaders in all businesses and industries,” says Gimigliano. “With the focus on tax and budgetary reform in the U.S., and tax transparency discussions around the world, this is an extraordinarily important time for KPMG to work with our clients in understanding why and how these changes may impact their companies.”