2007 High Tech Tax Institute

Topic Presenter(s)

International High Technology U.S. Tax Current Developments

  • Jim Fuller (Partner, Fenwick & West)

Tax Accounting Under FAS 123R: Implementation and Insanity

  • Dean Kamahele (Tax Principal, KPMG)
  • Ellie Kehmeier (Tax Director, Deloitte Tax)
  • Wendy Perez (Partner, Ernst & Young)
  • Terry Spidell (Senior Manager, PwC)

Virtual Workers and Real Tax Issues

  • John Mclearie (International Executive Services Principal, KPMG)
  • Allan Smith (Partner, Grant Thornton)

Convertible Debt Instruments: Old Rules with New Challenges and Questions

  • David L. Forst (Tax Practice Group Leader, Fenwick & West)
  • Eileen C. Marshall (Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)

FIN 48 — Best Practices

  • John P. Basseer (Partner, Ernst & Young)
  • Glen Kohl (Senior Vice President - Tax and Treasury, Electronic Arts)
  • Jeff Sokol (Partner, Deloitte Tax)
  • Andrea Peretz (Tax Director, PwC)
  • Rusty Thomas (Partner, KPMG)

Federal Tax Controversy

  • Larry R. Langdon (Partner, Mayer Brown)
  • Maria Hwang (Director Field - Operations West - CTM Industry, IRS)
  • Deborah Nolan (LMSB Commissioner, IRS)
  • Diane Ryan (Director of Technical Services - Appeals, IRS)
  • David B. Robison (Senior Advisor - Tax Resolution Strategies, Skadden Arps)

Foreign Hot Topics

  • John Harrington (International Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury)
  • Fred Johnson (Managing Director, KPMG)
  • Stewart R. Lipeles (Partner, Baker & Mckenzie)
  • Ron Saake (Tax Partner, Deloitte)

Getting Credit Where Credit is Due

  • Michael Goldbas (Principal, Deloitte Tax)
  • Hoon Lee (Director, BDO Seidman)

Section 409A — Are We There Yet?

  • Peter Campagna
  • Pete Klinger (Senior Director, BDO Seidman)
  • Buff Miller (Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish)

International Corporate Philanthropy

  • Betsy Buchalter Adler (Principal, Silk, Adler & Colvin)
  • Janet Wong (Partner, KPMG; International Corporate Grantmaking)
  • Michael Yutrzenka (Executive Director, Cisco Systems Foundation; Director - Public Benefit Investment, Cisco Systems)

M&A — Planning for the Successful M&A

  • Robin Chesler (Partner, Baker & Mckenzie)
  • Peter Denwood (Partner, Baker & Mckenzie)
  • Michael Reichert (Global Managing Tax Partner - Technology Industry, Deloitte Tax)
  • Michael F. Solomon (Partner, Fenwick & West)

Greening of the Tax Laws

  • Dan Kostenbauder (Vice President - Transaction Taxes, Hewlett Packard Company)
  • Annette Nellen (Tax Professor, San José State University)

Federal and Multistate Tax Update 

  • Annette Nellen (Tax Professor, San José State University) 

High Tech Federal and Multistate Tax Update

  • Brian Pedersen (Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Tax)

Luncheon Presentation: The Dynamic Global Tax Environment... and What's in Store for the U.S. 

  • Mark Weinberger (Partner and Vice Chairman of Tax Services, Ernst & Young; Former Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury)