Deborah Plum joined the firm in 2018 from the tax department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Before joining Simpson, Ms. Plum was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law at Columbia Law School.
Ms. Plum handles a wide variety of tax matters. She has worked on matters involving private equity funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and other investment vehicles, in the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and tax-free reorganizations. Ms. Plum has also written on the recent changes to the tax code.
Ms. Plum received her law degree in 2016 from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Stone Fiske Stone Scholar for all three years – a designation of superior academic achievement.
During law school, Ms. Plum worked on tax, litigation, intellectual property, and contract matters at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Warner Music Group. She also served as the president of the Columbia Law Israel Organization.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Plum worked in the legal department of Sotheby’s Inc., where she was involved with contract and compliance matters.
Ms. Plum received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Columbia University in 2007. While at Columbia, Ms. Plum co-founded and managed a restaurant that has been operating for over a decade.
Ms. Plum also co-founded a not-for-profit organization that promoted art and culture by facilitating access to art on the internet, for which she drafted employment and other contracts.