Ray Beeman

Principal and Leader

Washington Council


Ray Beeman is leader of EY’s Washington Council EY practice, where he provides clients with strategic advice and representation on issues and developments involving tax and budget policy.

Prior to joining EY, Ray was tax counsel and special advisor for tax reform with the US House Committee on Ways and Means, where he helped guide the development of the Tax Reform Act of 214, a comprehensive tax reform plan proposed by chair Dave Camp (R-MI). Ray also has served Congress as legislation counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation, where he was involved in several tax legislative proposals that were passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, including the American Jobs Creation Act of 24. In addition, Ray played a significant role at JCT in the ratification of income tax treaties by the US Senate and the development of tax policy reports to Congress relating to tax simplification and the investigation of the Enron Corporation. These reports included several tax legislative recommendations that later were enacted into law.

Ray began his Washington career with the National Tax Department of EY, where he was a member of the Financial Services Industry practice group. Ray has taught the taxation of debt instruments as an adjunct member of the faculty at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Ray is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received a JD from the Pepperdine University School of Law, as well as an LL.M. in taxation from the Boston University School of Law. Ray is a member of the State Bar of California and the DC Bar.