7:45 – 8:30 am EST – Breakfast and registration
8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST – Program
4:00 pm EST – Cocktail reception
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
The McDermott Building
500 N. Capitol St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
U.S. and multinational companies are facing continued uncertainty in the tax arena as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit and dispute resolution practices continue to evolve, Congress expands its tax investigative activities, state and local taxing jurisdictions are becoming increasingly aggressive, and the possibility of a business tax overhaul or more limited business tax "revenue raisers" looms in 2013 and beyond. Although the basics of tax audits, appeals and litigation remain the same from year to year, the risks and opportunities increase exponentially in the face of uncertainty. Now is the time for in-house tax professionals who manage their companies’ tax disputes to develop strategies and contingencies for tax controversy.
McDermott Will & Emery’s Tax Controversy Group has successfully represented many companies facing tax controversy challenges. We invite you to join us at this full-day conference for senior-level tax executives and in-house tax counsel that covers controversies from beginning to end. The first panel will discuss current trends in congressional tax investigations, including both strategies for dealing with these investigations and how they might affect substantive tax policy in the new Congress as the budget debates continue. Our second panel will share strategies for preparing for federal and state audits of uncertain tax positions and approaches to responding to administrative summonses. The third panel will discuss IRS appeals and strategies for resolving matters prior to litigation and transfer pricing issues, and the fourth panel will share insights and strategies for alternative tax dispute resolution and litigation.
If you would like to live tweet during this event, please use the hashtag #TaxControversy2013.
View from Inside the Beltway
McDermott Panelists: Steve Kranz, Partner, David Noren, Partner, Stephen Ryan, Partner
Audit Management Strategies and Best Practices
McDermott Panelists: Robin Greenhouse, Partner, Diann Smith, Counsel, Kevin Spencer, Partner
McDermott Panelists: Dwight Mersereau, Partner, Andrew Roberson, Partner
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Options and Tax Litigation
McDermott Panelists: Mark Martin, Partner, Jean Pawlow, Chair, Tax Controversy Group
The cost for this full-day conference is $150 per person. For more information or to register, please contact Jean Pawlow at jpawlow mwe.com or +1 202 756 8297.
Quotes from Prior Tax Controversy Conference Attendees
"The [federal tax controversy] seminar is steeped in substantive tax law as well as rich with procedural concerns—while, at the same time, being extremely practical. Knowledgeable presenters are experts in their field and are lively and engaging. Helpful ‘war stories’ enliven practical advice, making valuable lessons memorable. I found this seminar very worthwhile on every level." Anne Pontrelli, Vice President & General Tax Counsel, American Express
"A day well spent. For the busy tax executive a great refresher on the latest in federal and state and local tax audits, dispute resolution and litigation." Steven J. Brash, Vice-President & Tax Director, MetLife
"It was the best tax controversy seminar I've ever attended. Many conferences review all the options available to taxpayers. What made this so valuable was the heavy emphasis on the speakers' insights and advice based upon their extensive and diverse experience. I went back to the office with new ideas we could employ." Rick Frost, Vice President, Tax, Prudential Financial
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in 18 cities, as well as a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai. Our tax controversy lawyers regularly represent some of the world’s largest corporations on cutting-edge and complex U.S. and international tax issues, often with hundreds of millions of dollars in controversy. Most of these tax controversy matters are successfully resolved without litigation. But when administrative settlement is not possible, we have extensive experience representing our clients in tax litigation at the trial and appellate levels, including before the Supreme Court of the United States.
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.
Elizabeth EricksonPartner Washington, DC
Robin L. GreenhousePartner Washington, DC
Stephen P. KranzPartner Washington, DC
David G. NorenPartner Washington, DC
Andrew R. RobersonPartner Chicago
Stephen M. RyanPartner Washington, DC
Diann SmithCounsel Washington, DC
Kevin SpencerPartner Washington, DC