Skadden tax attorneys and a senior advisor participated in two Tax Executives Institute (TEI) programs during the week of May 19.

On May 21 in Seattle, Palo Alto partners Julia Kazaks and Emily Lam, Chicago tax partner Nathaniel Carden and Palo Alto tax counsel Matthew Kramer participated in a conference presented by TEI's Seattle chapter before an audience of approximately 100 in-house tax personnel. The day-long program, titled "Tax Controversy," featured three panels. Ms. Kazaks panel focused on navigating an IRS appeals proceeding. Ms. Lam joined a discussion on the IRS's new information document request (IDR) enforcement procedures and issue resolution tools. Mr. Carden and Mr. Kramer conducted a panel about the recent developments in transfer pricing compliance and dispute resolution. The panels all included speakers from the IRS.

At a May 21-23 TEI conference held in New York and Washington, D.C., titled "IRS Audits and Appeals: Insights and Skills for Tax Controversy Success," speakers included Washington, D.C. partners David Foster and Armando Gomez, Chicago of counsel Diane Ryan and New York senior advisor Roland Barral, in addition to Mr. Kramer. The three-day program focused on scenarios that arise from selected facets of the tax controversy lifecycle; technical, strategic and practical controversy issues; and foreign audits. Mr. Foster and Mr. Gomez held a discussion titled "Managing Privilege"; Mr. Kramer discussed "Managing Transfer Pricing Audits"; Ms. Ryan spoke during a session titled "Getting Ready for Appeals"; and Mr. Barral discussed "Knowing Your Exam Team and Coping With Intractable Agents."

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