Rebecca L. Harrigal

Rebecca L. Harrigal


Rebecca  L. Harrigal focuses her practice on matters related to tax-exempt bonds, tax credit bonds and direct pay bonds. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Rebecca spent 26 years working at the Internal Revenue Service, most recently serving as Director of the Office of Tax Exempt Bonds within the Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Division of the IRS. Rebecca has an in-depth understanding of IRS operations and tax issues relating to tax-advantaged bonds.


  • Tax-exempt bonds
  • Tax-credit bonds
  • Direct-pay bonds




  • Internal Revenue Service Director, Office of Tax Exempt Bonds, 2013-2016
    • Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Financial Institutions & Products, Office of Chief Counsel, 2011-2013
    • Branch Chief, New Products Branch, Office of Chief Counsel 2010-2011
    • Branch Chief, Tax-Exempt Bond Branch, Office of Chief Counsel 1996-2010
    • Senior Technical Advisor, Field Service Division, Office of Chief Counsel, 1995-1996
    • Attorney-Advisor, Field Service Division, Office of Chief Counsel, 1990-1995
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius, 1988-1990
    • Associate

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Internal Revenue Service "Excellence in Management" Award, 2009
  • Recipient, Internal Revenue Service "James Markham Attorney of the Year" Award, 1993


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1988
    • Lead Articles Editor, The Tax Lawyer
    • Member, Order of the Coif
    • Research Assistant, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Volunteer, Children’s Defense Fund
  • B.S., Finance, summa cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1985
    • Class Marshall
    • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa
    • University Scholar
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania