IFA USA New York Region International Tax Seminar

USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association Inc.

Seminar | July.13.2017 | 8:30am - 1:00pm (Eastern Daylight Time)


8:30 AM-9:45 AM

Turmoil in Washington - A Practical Perspective

This panel will discuss practical approaches to navigating the current landscape in Washington. The panel will consider how taxpayers should be engaging with the IRS, Treasury, the Congress and other institutions in Washington, given staffing challenges and potential distractions. For example, which key tax administration issues should taxpayers be discussing with IRS leadership? What regulatory or other initiatives should be proposed to Treasury or the IRS? What, if any, legislative proposals (other than fundamental tax reform) should taxpayers be discussing with members of Congress and their staffs?


  • Patrick Brown, The General Electric Company
  • Robert Stack,formerly of U.S. Treasury


  • Cathy Koch, EY LLP
  • Louise Weingrod, Johnson & Johnson

9:45 AM-10:00 AM


10:00 AM-11:00 AM

IP Alignmentin a Post BEPS World

In a post BEPS World, what are the critical considerations for U.S. and non-U.S. based multi-national companies who are approaching a global IP alignment strategy and preparing for global controversy.


  • Tracee Fultz, EY LLP


  • Nelly Korsun,PwC LLP
  • B. Chase Wink,Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Steve Wrappe,KPMG LLP

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Practical Implications of the MLI

On June 7, 67 jurisdictions signed the MLI to implement some of the treaty related provisions of the BEPS action plan. This panel will explore the practical implications of the structure of the MLI and some of its most impactful operative provisions.


  • Manal Corwin, KPMG LLP


  • Daniel Berman,RSM US LLP
  • Jesse Eggert,KPMG LLP
  • Rocco Femia,Miller & Chevalier Chartered

12:00 PM-12:45 PM

Interesting Transactions in the Marketplace

This panel will discuss recent interesting M&A transactions in the market.


  • Lew Steinberg,Bank of America Merrill Lynch


  • Gregory N. Kidder,Steptoe & Johnson LLP