Bryan W. Keene
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As a partner with Davis & Harman LLP, Bryan Keene advises clients on a variety of issues relating to the federal income tax treatment of life insurance and annuity products, focusing particularly on variable insurance products (registered and non-registered), annuities (qualified and non-qualified), IRAs, 403(b) contracts, and corporate-owned life insurance. In addition, Bryan represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department on insurance tax matters and is a frequent commentator on proposed regulations and other guidance projects affecting the life insurance industry.

He has co-authored several articles including: "The Taxes on Starlight: A Case for the Repeal of Sections 809, 815, and 1503(c) of the Internal Revenue Code," in 20 Insurance Tax Review 31 (2001), and "The Impact of Financial Services Reform on State Insurance Regulation," in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals (November 2000).

Prior to joining Davis & Harman in 1999, Mr. Keene received a B.S. from the University of Florida in 1994. He received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida in 1998. While at the University of Florida, Mr. Keene was a senior editor of the Florida Law Review.

Mr. Keene is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Professional Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • Federal Bar Association
Bar and Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
The Willard    1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW , Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20004    Tel 202-347-2230    Fax 202-393-3310
  • BS, University of Florida, 1994
  • JD, cum laude, University of Florida, 1998
  • Editor, Florida Law Review
Recent Publications
and Presentations
  • IRS Notice Helps Government Money Market Funds Satisfy Diversification Rules
  • Depleting the Reserves: Why Camp Miscalculates on Life Insurance
  • Final Regulations Pave the Way for “QLACs”
  • IRS Releases New Ruling on BOLI Partnership
The Willard
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20004
Tel 202-347-2230
Fax 202-393-3310