2008 High Tech Tax Institute

Topic Presenter(s)

International High Technology U.S. Tax Current Developments

  • Jim Fuller (Partner, Fenwick & West)

Contract Manufacturing and The Branch Rule

  • Michael A. Difronzo (IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel - International-Technical, Office of the Chief Counsel)
  • David Gill (Partner, Ernst & Young)
  • John Peterson (Partner, Baker & Mckenzie)

Permanent Establishment

  • Gary Sprague (Partner, Baker & Mckenzie)
  • Ron Saake (International Tax Partner, Deloitte)

Hidden and Possible Future State Tax Liabilities

  • Rocky Cummings (Partner, BDO Seidman)
  • Ferdinand Hogroian (Director, PwC)

Research Credit Ongoing Challenges

  • Jim Eberle (Managing Director - National Practice Leader - Federal, Alvarez & Marsal Tax)
  • Michael Goldbas (Principal - R&D Tax Services, Deloitte)

Doing Business in China

  • Jon Eichelberger (Partner, Baker & Mckenzie)
  • Jeff Olin (National Managing Partner - International Tax, Grant Thornton)
  • Stephen P. Sedler (Senior Vice President of Taxes & International Trade Administration, Seagate Technology)

Tax Reform — High Tech Friend or Foe?

  • Bill Barrett (Vice President - Tax & Trade, Applied Materials)
  • Annette Nellen (Tax Professor, San José State University)

Federal Tax Controversy

  • Maria Hwang (Director Field Operations, Communications, Technology & Media Industry, IRS)
  • Larry R. Langdon (Partner, Mayer Brown)
  • Barbara Leonard (Area Counsel - Communications, Technology & Media, IRS)
  • Barry B. Shott (LMSB Deputy Commissioner - International, IRS)

New Software Business Models and their Tax Issues

  • Jon Iverson (Oracle)
  • Jeff Levenstam (Principal - International Tax Services, Ernst & Young)
  • Paul Sallomi (US Tax Industry Leader - Technology, Deloitte)
  • Rusty Thomas (Tax Sector Leader - Electronics and Software, KPMG)

Foreign Affairs

  • Peter D. Skewes-Cox (Partner, PwC)
  • Kent Wisner (Principal - International Corporate Services Group and M&A Group, KPMG)

FAS 141R

  • Andrew Cordonnier (Partner - National Tax, Grant Thornton)
  • Greg Huffaker (Senior Director M&A, Oracle)
  • Michael Reichert (Global Managing Tax Partner - High Technology, Deloitte Tax)

Federal Domestic Tax Update

  • Ivan Humphreys (Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)
  • Buff Miller (Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish)
  • Annette Nellen (Tax Professor, San José State University)

IFRS and GAAP Convergence

  • Eric L. Johnson (Tax Accounting and Compliance Director, Intel)
  • Wendy Perez (Tax Partner, Ernst & Young)
  • Neil Traubenberg (VP Corporate Tax, Sun Microsystems)

High Tech Accounting

  • David Forst (Partner, Fenwick & West)
  • Dean Kamahele (Principal, KMPG)
  • Scott Jaconetty (Tax Partner, BDO Seidman)