2011 High Tech Tax Institute

Monday, November 7, 2011

Topic Presenter(s)

International High Technology U.S. Tax Current Developments

  • Jim Fuller (Partner, Fenwick & West)

Acquisition Planning Strategies

  • David Forst (Partner, Fenwick & West)
  • Ivan Humphreys (Partner, Wilson Sonsini)
  • Michael Reichert (Global Managing Tax Partner - High Technology, Deloitte)

Compensation Issues in Today's Global Workplace

  • Handy Hevener (Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius)
  • Peter Klinger (Compensation & Benefits Tax Partner, BDO Seidman)

Luncheon Presentation: Selected Developments in Tax Administration; Structure, Policy, Procedure

  • Diane Ryan (Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps; Former Chief of Appeals, IRS)

Social Media and Internet 2.0: How Do Tax Rules Fit In?

  • Buff Miller (Partner, Cooley)
  • Zachary Perryman (Director, PwC)
  • Taylor S. Reid (Partner, Baker & McKenzie)
  • Eric Ryan (Partner, DLA Piper)

Transfer Pricing

  • Sean F. Foley (Principal, KPMG)
  • John E. Hinding (Director - APA Program, IRS, LB&I Division)
  • Craig A. Sharon (Partner, Bingham & McCutchen)

State of Confusion, Risks and Opportunities

  • Rocky Cummings (Partner, BDO Seidman)
  • George Famalett (Partner, PwC)
  • Kim Reeder (Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Topic Presenter(s)

Accounting for Income Taxes — Domestic and International Issues

  • Chad Bowar (Partner, Ernst & Young)
  • David Gaul (Vice President Tax, Cypress Semiconductor)
  • Scott Jaconetty (Partner, BDO Seidman)
  • Ty Kanaaneh (Partner, PwC)
  • Jeff Sokol (Partner, Deloitte; Faculty, San José State University MST Program)
  • Jim Songey (Partner, Grant Thornton)
  • Rusty Thomas (Partner, KPMG)

IRS Examination and Appeals Tools and Techniques

  • Patricia Chaback (LMSB - Industry Director for Communications, Technology & Media, IRS)
  • Larry R. Langdon (Partner, Mayer Brown); Former Commissioner LMSB, IRS)
  • Diane Ryan (Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps; Former Chief of Appeals, IRS)

Doing Business in Latin America

  • Marcelo Natale (International Tax & TP Partner, Deloitte)
  • Jerry Thompson (Vice President Tax, Ingram Micro)
  • Miguel Valdés (Partner, Machado Associados; President, LATAXNET)

Luncheon Presentation: Tax Legislative Outlook

  • Nick Giordano (Principal, Ernst & Young)

The New Approach in International Tax Rules

  • Bart Bassett (Partner, Morgan, Lewis, Bockius)
  • Eli J. Dicker (Chief Tax Counsel, Tax Executives Institute, Inc.)
  • Channing P. Flynn (Partner, Ernst & Young)
  • John Peterson (Partner, Baker & McKenzie)

The World Class Tax Organization

  • Lorraine McIntire (Corporate Tax, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.; President, Santa Clara Valley TEI Chapter)
  • David White (Former CFO, NVIDIA and Sanmina-SCI; Former CEO, Candescent Technologies)

Federal Domestic and State Tax Updates

  • Annette Nellen (Tax Professor, San José State University; Director, San José State University MST Program)
  • Jennifer Peterson (Partner, KPMG)