Larissa Neumann is a partner in Fenwick’s tax group and focuses her practice on U.S. tax planning and tax controversy with an emphasis on international transactions. She has broad experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and restructurings, and she has extensive transfer pricing experience. Larissa has a reputation as a leading tax advisor due to her keen analytical skills coupled with a focus on providing clients practical solutions to complex tax issues.
Chambers and Partners recognized Larissa for the second consecutive year for her “wide-ranging practice,” with clients noting that she has “strong international tax expertise” and “a lot of insight, and is thorough, responsive and careful.” Euromoney’s Women in Business Law has named Larissa America’s Best Transfer Pricing Lawyer, and she is consistently named as one of the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors. Law360 honored Larissa as among the most influential women in tax law. In addition, The Legal 500 has recognized Larissa several times, most recently as a Next Generation Lawyer for both her tax dispute and international tax work. She was also named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers in California and honored with the Women of Influence award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Larissa teaches international tax at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She frequently speaks at conferences for professional tax groups, including TEI, IFA, Pacific Rim Tax Institute and the ABA. Larissa also coauthors a monthly column on all recent developments in U.S. international tax for Tax Notes International. She is also on the executive committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and serves as the President of Women in IFA (WIN).
Larissa received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She received her M.A. in public health from Yale University. She received her B.S. in molecular cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Larissa is a member of the State Bar of California and Pennsylvania and the ABA Section of Taxation. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, the Federal Court of Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Reasonable Cause Defense Waives Privilege?
In the pending Eaton transfer pricing advance pricing agreement (APA) case the court ordered that Eaton waived privilege and work product protections needed to withhold documents as a consequence of the company asserting the reasonable cause defense. The...