Michelle Johnson has been practicing transfer pricing for over fifteen years. A managing director, Michelle has significant experience advising clients on transfer pricing and valuation matters, including global transfer pricing documentation preparation, ASC 740 (FIN 48) recognition and measurement analyses, intangible property valuation, and transfer pricing policy development. Michelle is a member of Duff & Phelps' financial services team and has significant experience assisting companies with pricing matters involving asset management, insurance, banking, and global dealing transactions. Michelle is also a frequent speaker on intercompany services transactions and has performed dozens of analyses in this area. In addition to preparing documentation, restructuring and planning assistance for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 firms, Michelle has been called upon as a transfer pricing expert in numerous audit defense matters.
Previously, Michelle led the development of Ceteris' ASC 740 (FIN 48) service line and pioneered several thought leadership publications on behalf of the firm. She is an award-winning speaker and has presented at numerous conferences and seminars regarding transfer pricing issues. She served as co-editor of the Wolters Kluwer Guide to International Transfer Pricing: Law, Compliance and Tax Planning Strategies, and co-authored the BNA Tax Management Portfolio on ASC 740-10 (FIN 48) (published 2012). Michelle also oversaw Ceteris' US operations and was responsible for quality and training of the company's US transfer pricing practice. Earlier in her career, Michelle was part of Ernst & Young's transfer pricing practice, having spent time in the company's Chicago, San Jose and New York offices.
Michelle obtained her Master's degree in Economics from New York University and a BS in Economics and French, with a minor in Mathematics, from the University of Illinois (magna cum laude).