Margaretha Haeussler, Vice President Economic Analysis, Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Ms. Haeussler is Vice President of Economic Analysis with Olympus Corporation of the Americas. Ms. Haeussler has over 20 years of transfer pricing experience and has worked on a variety of transfer pricing issues and projects ranging from controversies, Advanced Pricing Agreements (“APAs”), contemporaneous documentation studies, and tax-risk assessments (FAS 5 and FIN 48). In addition, she participates in valuation analyses and supports the development of fair market rates for health care professionals. Prior to joining Olympus Corporation of the Americas, Ms. Haeussler was a Partner with Arthur Andersen LLP where she was responsible for the development of the New York Office’s transfer pricing practice. Ms. Haeussler began a career in transfer pricing as an Industry Economist with the Manhattan District of the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Haeussler received an MS in Agricultural Economics from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
John Hickey, Director - Transfer Pricing, Johnson & Johnson
John Hickey is the Director of Transfer Pricing for Johnson & Johnson. John’s current responsibilities include planning, ASC740 reserve analysis, documentation and audit defense for Johnson & Johnson intercompany transactions for services, tangible and intangible property. John has developed, implemented and defended multiple pricing models. John has over 20 years’ of broad tax experience in public and corporate tax including various roles focused on tax provision, compliance, and supply chain planning.
Saul Mezei, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Saul Mezei represents clients at all stages of federal tax controversy, from audit and administrative appeals to trial and judicial appeals. Saul focuses on all aspects of international transfer pricing, with an emphasis on the identification and valuation of intangibles. He also advises on a variety of other complex domestic and international issues.
Holly McClellan, Director, Global Transfer Pricing, Tax Counsel, General Electric
Ms. McClellan is the Director, Global Transfer Pricing, Tax Counsel, for GE. Ms. McClellan started her career as Attorney Adviser at the US Tax Court and then moved to Baker & McKenzie, where she was a Principal in the firm. Ms McClellan joined GE in 2010, working for GE Capital until her recent appointment to her current role. Ms. McClellan's practice has always focused on transfer pricing planning and controversy matters.
Paul Morton, Head of Group Tax, RELX Group plc
Paul Morton is Head of Group Tax at RELX Group plc where he leads a team supporting businesses in more than ninety countries. The businesses include LexisNexis and Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical, medical and health sciences information. Prior to joining what was then known as Reed Elsevier Paul held a number of roles at Royal Dutch Shell including head of tax for the global downstream business, European head of Internal Audit, Head of Tax for Shell UK exploration and production and adviser to the global exploration and production business. Before that Paul was a tax manager at KPMG and he originally trained as a tax inspector in the Inland Revenue. Paul is a member of the CBI and 100 Group Tax Committees and of the Council and Tax Law Review Committee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is a past Chairman of the British Branch of the International Fiscal Association and was a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Chairman of its European Branch and Commerce & Industry Group. He is He is a past President of the Confederation Fiscale Européenne.
Molly Moses, Managing Editor, think and code
Molly Moses became managing editor of think and code’s Transfer Pricing Report in 2010 after working on the publication as a reporter for 18 years. Career highlights include coverage of DHL’s tax court trial in 1997, interviews with current and former government officials, and enterprise reporting on the U.S.-Canada relationship. Before coming to think and code in 1993, she worked in the reporter’s office of the U.S. Tax Court. Molly received a B.A. in English from Carleton College in 1989.
Damon V. Pike, President, The Pike Law Firm
Damon V. Pike is President of The Pike Law Firm, P.C., a boutique firm headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia which specializes in customs and international trade regulation, consulting, and litigation. Prior to launching his own firm in 2006, Mr. Pike spent 13 years with Deloitte, including four years as National Director of its customs and trade practice. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University, where he teaches “Customs Law.” His textbook of the same name was published in 2012 – the first of its kind in the United States. Mr. Pike is a recognized global authority on the interplay between transfer pricing and customs valuation rules, and in 2000 obtained the first U.S. Customs HQ ruling approving customs values based on a bilateral APA.
William J. Sample, Vice President Worldwide Tax, Microsoft Corporation
Bill is currently responsible for Tax Advisory Services and represents Microsoft to external constituencies on worldwide tax advocacy matters. He is Chair of the USCIB Taxation Committee and a Vice Chair of BIAC, playing a leadership role in the business consultation and implementation on the OECD’s BEPS project.
Richard W. Skillman, Caplin & Drysdale, Ch., Washington, DC
Richard W. Skillman is a member of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, Washington, DC where his practice spans a broad range of Federal tax matters. Mr. Skillman received his B.A. with honors from Amherst College and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the N.Y.U. Law Review. He served as law clerk to the Hon. John J. Gibbons of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Skillman served as Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) and then Acting Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.
Oginan Stoichkov, Director - Global Transfer Pricing, PepsiCo, Inc.
Ognian Stoichkov currently serves as global transfer pricing director for PepsiCo, Inc. He has responsibility for the global transfer pricing policy and strategic projects for the company, as well as Americas transfer pricing. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Ognian spent 14 years with Big 4 transfer pricing practices in Detroit, Short Hills, NJ and New York. He has a B.A. in Economics from Reed College, a M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. Candidacy in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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