Steptoe & Johnson
District of Columbia
Ruth Madrigal has extensive experience - both within the government and in private practice - advising on a wide variety of legal and tax policy issues affecting charities and other tax-exempt entities. Most recently, Ms. Madrigal spent six years as an attorney and policy advisor in the Office of Tax Policy at the US Treasury Department. She was responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) on all tax matters involving tax-exempt organizations, including charities and their donors, as well as drafting regulations, other administrative guidance, and legislative proposals relating to the tax-exempt sector and charitable giving. Ms. Madrigal also worked extensively with an interagency working group on impact investing and was instrumental in publishing Treasury guidance on program related investments and other types of mission related investments. Prior to her government service, Ms. Madrigal advised tax-exempt organizations on a broad range of issues including entity choice, private foundation rules, unrelated business activities, governance and advocacy before Treasury and Congress. She also represented clients in all stages of controversy, including before the Tax Court. Ms. Madrigal frequently writes and speaks on matters pertaining to tax-exempt organizations.