May 7, 2012
5:00 pm CDT: Welcome reception
May 8, 2012
7:45–8:30 am CDT: Breakfast and registration
8:30 am–4:00 pm CDT: Program
4:00 pm CDT: Cocktail reception
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
227 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606
Tax authorities around the world are increasing their enforcement efforts in response to a sluggish global economy. These efforts have raised the stakes for in-house tax professionals who manage their companies' tax disputes. Although the basics of tax audits, appeals and litigation controversies may not change from year to year, the risks and opportunities increase exponentially. McDermott Will & Emery's Tax Controversy Group represents many multinational companies facing these challenges.
Please join us for a full-day conference for senior-level tax executives and in-house counsel who manage tax controversies and litigation in the United States and internationally. Our panelists will share with attendees strategies and best practices for effectively managing federal audits and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appeals (including alternative dispute resolution), state and local tax controversies, and transfer pricing and litigation.
Audit Management Strategies and Best Practices
McDermott Panelists: Robin Greenhouse, Partner, Mary Kay McCalla Martire, Partner,
Gregory Palmer, Partner, Kevin Spencer, Partner
Appeals and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Options
McDermott Panelists: Elizabeth Erickson, Partner, Michael Kelleher, Partner,
Brad McCormack, Associate, Dwight Mersereau, Partner
Litigation—The Final Option
McDermott Panelists: Thomas Borders, Partner, Jane Wells May, Partner,
Jean Pawlow, Chair, Tax Controversy Group
Key Considerations in International Controversies
McDermott Panelists: Paul Dau, Counsel, Kristen Hazel, Partner, Dr. Dirk Pohl, Partner, Barry J. Quirke, Partner
The cost for this full-day conference is $150 per person.
MCLE credit is pending in California, Illinois, New York and Texas. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be made available to participants requesting MCLE credit in all other states. CPE credit is pending in Illinois and California. A Uniform Certificate of Completion will be made available to participants requesting CPE credit in all other states. Pursuant to its responsibilities as an Accredited Provider of MCLE in various states, McDermott Will & Emery has adopted Financial Aid/Financial Hardship policies to assist attorney participants who are unable to attend programs due to cost considerations. For further information, including the procedure for submitting a written petition for waiver or discount of registration fees, please contact McDermott Events.
Thomas C. Borders, PCCounsel Chicago
Paul DauCounsel Silicon Valley
Elizabeth EricksonPartner Washington, DC
Kristen E. HazelPartner Chicago
Mary Kay McCalla MartirePartner Chicago
Jane Wells MayPartner Chicago
Gregory G. PalmerCounsel Chicago
Dr. Dirk PohlPartner Munich
Barry J. QuirkePartner Chicago
Kevin SpencerPartner Washington, DC