William (Will) Skinner is a partner in Fenwick’s tax group. He focuses his practice on international and corporate taxation, with a particular focus on issues affecting technology and life sciences companies. His practice includes tax planning, tax controversy and tax matters related to mergers and acquisitions.
Will has broad and deep experience and knowledge of U.S. international taxation, including GILTI/subpart F, foreign tax credits, transfer pricing, tax treaties, and international restructurings and M&A. He has taught international tax as an adjunct professor at San Jose State University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford Law School, and he frequently writes and speaks in the area. Prior to entering private practice, Will clerked for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea, on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Will received his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School in 2005. He received his B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001. Will is a member of the State Bar of California.