Rebecca M. (Becca) Chappell

Becca Chappell
Becca Chappell advises clients on U.S. inbound and outbound transactional tax, cross-border tax planning, and tax risk assessment, with a focus on complex acquisitions, business combinations, IPOs, refinancings, and divestments. Becca has significant experience with high-profile, multi-jurisdictional transactions that involve the development and implementation of tax-efficient and commercially effective tax planning strategies. She is well versed in tax structuring and tax due diligence in the U.S. and European markets, and has a comprehensive understanding of European financing considerations and evolving global tax initiatives. 

Becca's clients include private equity firms, public and closely held multinational corporations, mid-market corporations, and start-up companies across a number of industries, including technology, pharmaceutical, media, financial services, and retail.

Prior to joining Venable, Becca was a mergers & acquisitions tax director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she worked in the London Deals Tax group. 




  • LL.M. University of San Diego School of Law 2009
  • J.D. University of San Diego School of Law 2008
    • Student Comment Editor, San Diego International Law Journal
    • IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
    • Law Scholarship Award Recipient
  • B.A. Economics and Psychology Duke University 2005

Bar Admissions

  • California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Vice president, San Francisco Elections Commission, 2021 - 2022