Peter Barnes

Of Counsel
Caplin & Drysdale

Peter Barnes has taught and practiced international tax law for more than 40 years.  He is Of Counsel to the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, and a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for International Development at Duke University.  From 1986 to 1991, Barnes worked at the International Tax Counsel’s Office at the US Department of Treasury; he concluded his term of service as Deputy International Tax Counsel.  In that role, Barnes negotiated tax treaties, developed legislation, worked on tax regulations and represented the US on tax treaty matters at the OECD.

For more than 22 years, from 1991 to 2013, Barnes was Senior International Tax Counsel at General Electric Company.  He has taught international tax, tax treaties and other courses at Duke University and in the graduate tax program at New York University law school.


J.D., Yale University
Bachelor degree, University of North Carolina

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