Preston Rutledge, Tax and Benefits Counsel, Senate Finance Committee
serves as tax and benefits counsel on the Republican Tax Staff of the Senate Finance Committee
, focusing on employee benefits, employment taxation and tax-exempt organizations.
Prior to joining the Finance Committee, he served on the headquarters staff of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Preston also worked in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and in private law practice as an employee benefits counselor and litigator.
He was a law clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit, and he served as an Officer in the US Navy before attending law school.
Preston earned his Bachelor of Science in finance, cum laude, from the from the University of Idaho; Juris Doctorate, with high honors, from the George Washington School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review; and Master of Laws in taxation, with distinction, from the Georgetown University Law Center.