2019 Tax Symposium - McDermott Will & Emery

2019 Tax Symposium


With the initial wave of regulatory guidance coming out of the TCJA nearly complete, tax departments are looking to optimize their corporate structures and solidify their overall tax planning strategy.

Join us for a forward-looking full-day program with discussions led by our senior tax practitioners. The team will examine the current tax landscape, discuss the impact on decisions at the world’s largest corporations and explore strategies to plan for the future.

Registration Information


7:00 am – 6:00 pm


McDermott Will & Emery
444 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60606


7:00 to 8:00 AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 to 12:15 PM

12:15 to 1:30 PM
Lunch & Keynote

1:35 to 5:00 PM

5:00 to 6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception

Keynote Speaker

Itai Grinberg


Itai Grinberg is a professor at Georgetown Law School and a member of the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown. His research focuses on international tax policy and fundamental tax reform, as well as the intersection of international tax law, international trade law, international investment law and international financial regulation.


Prof. Grinberg has testified before the US Congress and the German Bundestag on international tax matters. He has acted as an outside international tax expert and consultant for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He also consults to governments and corporations, on a selective basis.


During his prior role with the Office of International Tax Counsel at the Department of the Treasury, Prof. Grinberg represented the United States on tax matters in multilateral settings, negotiated tax treaties with foreign sovereigns and had responsibility for a wide-ranging group of cross-border tax regulations. He also was involved in international tax legislative developments.


Prior to joining Treasury, he practiced tax law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on a wide range of international tax controversy and planning matters. In 2005, Prof. Grinberg served as Counsel to the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, where he advised a bipartisan presidential commission that made sweeping proposals to restructure the US tax code.

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