Kenneth has led Fenwick’s award-winning tax controversy practice since its formation, working on high-profile tax controversy matters in the United States and internationally. As a partner and the chair of its tax controversy practice, Kenneth’s team has handled more than 75 federal tax litigations. Several of these matters resulted in important reported decisions; and Fenwick has received numerous accolades for its tax controversy practice, including recognition by International Tax Review as the top controversy practice in North America and as the U.S. tax litigation firm of the year in a number of different years.
The principal focus of Kenneth’s practice is complex federal tax litigation and tax controversy work, particularly involving international matters. He counsels clients on federal tax audits, appeals, transfer pricing, and APA matters. He practices in the U.S. Tax Court and has published numerous articles relating to tax controversies. Kenneth’s practice includes clients such as Xilinx, The Limited, L Brands, Textron, Chrysler AG, G.M. Trading, Dover Corporation, Adaptec, Analog Devices, Sanofi SA, Cameco, CBS and VF Corporation. Kenneth is included in International Tax Review’s World’s Controversy Leaders and Euromoney’s World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors.
In addition to his more than four decades of tax focus, Kenneth’s other career-long interests include providing strategic and legal advice to startup businesses. He has extensively worked on mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, helping resolve business and legal problems around the globe. He has worked on client matters in numerous countries, spanning Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, as well as managing disputes in over twenty states in the U.S. He also has a notable background in teaching speaking techniques based on his competitive debating experience.
Adaptec; Analog Devices; Cameco; CBS; Dover; G.M. Trading; L Brands; Textron; The Limited; Sanofi SA; Xilinx.
- The Legal 500 recognized Kenneth in its Tax Contentious (2014 – 2019), International Tax (2014 – 2016) and Domestic Tax: West Coast (2015) categories
- Euromoney: Expert Guides honored Kenneth for Transfer Pricing: U.S. (2018)
- Named 2021 Tax Leaders by the International Tax Review’s Tax Leaders Expert Guide
Kenneth received his J.D., cum laude, from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the law review. He received his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Redlands, where he was first in his class.
Kenneth is admitted to practice in California and New York. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax court and numerous federal courts.