Melissa Gierach focuses her profession in the area of government affairs, specifically in the areas of tax and healthcare.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, she served as an advisor for tax and health policy on Capitol Hill for more than seven years in total for Members of Congress serving on top-tier committees of jurisdiction within the House of Representatives, and as a Senior Advisor during the most recent five years to two key Members of Congress in the tax space, one serving on the House Financial Services Committee, the other serving as Subcommittee Chairman of Tax Policy on the House Ways and Means Committee.

While working on Capitol Hill,  Melissa was focused on comprehensive tax reform efforts, with an initial focus on the international tax space across all industries.  She developed, drafted and introduced more than a dozen pieces of stand-alone legislation in the tax space, as well as the intersection of tax and health care. She developed bipartisan legislation known as Innovation Box highlighted early in the 114th Congress by both the Ways and Means Committee, as well as House Leadership, as a potential alternative or step in the larger discussion of comprehensive tax reform.

Melissa Gierach is not a lawyer