Barbara D. Tolbert


Barbara Tolbert advises clients on U.S. and international tax issues, including structuring inbound and outbound transactions, corporate reorganizations, business integrations, and other tax-efficient global strategies. Prior to joining Venable, Barbara was in-house tax counsel for a leading global technology company and gained valuable experience within Big Four international tax teams. Barbara has developed a deep understanding of how to align sophisticated tax planning with commercial and operational objectives, and skillfully engages with clients and stakeholders across business sectors.



  • J.D. University of California Law San Francisco 2015
    • Legal extern, Tax Team, San Francisco City Attorney, spring 2015
    • Legal extern, Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, fall 2014
    • Marshall Moot Court Competition Team
      • Member, Tax Concentration
      • Oralist
  • B.A. Anthropology San Diego State University 2010
    • Minor: Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • California