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2019 Seventh Annual Tax Controversy Seminar

Tax Executives Institute - Silicon Valley Chapter

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

2019 Seventh Annual Tax Controversy Seminar

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
TEI Member Advanced Registration Ended $175.00 $0.00
Non-member Advanced Registration Ended $275.00 $0.00
Late / Walk-in Registration Ended $300.00 $0.00

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Event Details

TEI Silicon Valley Presents:

7th Annual Tax Controversy Seminar

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Presented by Mayer Brown LLP


Join us for an informal conversation with IRS Director Gloria Sullivan (Western Compliance Practice Area) as she discusses important developments at the IRS.

Additional topics led by Mayer Brown practitioners from Chicago, Washington D.C. and Palo Alto include:

  • Overview of Recent TCJA/Legislative Developments
  • US Tax Litigation Update: Significant Pending Cases
  • Mock IRS Audit – Practical Strategies and Techniques for Successfully Managing an IRS Audit
  • The Digital Economy and the Future of the Arms-Length Standard




  • 9:00am – 10:00am            Conversation with IRS Director Gloria Sullivan
  • 10:00am – 11:00am          Compliance & Controversy From Recent TCJA/Legislative Developments
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm          The Digital Economy, the Arms-Length Standard, and Potential Impacts on Taxpayers
  • 12:15pm – 1:30pm            Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm              Mock IRS Audit – Practical Strategies & Techniques to Successfully Manage an IRS  Audit
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm               Significant Recent U.S. Tax Cases: Implications for Controversy ______________________________________________________________________________________________



     Event: Time:
     Registration 8:00am - 9:00am
     Program 9:00am - 3:30pm
     Lunch (included)    

12:20pm - 1:20pm



    2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA . 95054


  • Advanced registrations made by 5:00 pm, Friday, September 20, 2019
    • TEI Members:  $175
    • Non-Members:  $275
    • All registrations after 5:00 pm, Friday, September 20, 2019:  $300 (If Space Is Available)

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California up to 3.5 hours; and the Silicon Valley Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, Inc. certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. This organization adheres to the regulations and requirements prescribed in the Accountancy Act of the State Board of Accountancy. Attending this program should permit an individual to claim up to 4.0 hours of California CPA continuing education credit. Not registered with the NASBA.


In order to receive advanced registration prices, payment for all persons attending must be received by the advance registration deadline.  Cancellations must be received before the advanced registration deadline - no refunds or credits after this time.  For questions regarding registration, contact Kelli Foy-Anderson at (831) 915-9831 or



President Cindy Duquette Coinbase
Chapter Representative Peter Waterstreet
1st Vice President Stephen Dunphy Ross Stores
2nd Vice President Daniel Smith Google
Treasurer Kristen Proschold Intuitive Surgical
Secretary Chris Kmak Intel

Directors / Term Expires:

Director Name: Organization Term Expiration
Anu Bedi Fitbit 2021
Jay Lall Service Now 2020
Fenella Salomonsson Microsoft 2020
Clara Lee VMware 2022
Grace Chu Dolby Laboratories 2022

 General Information: 

Get involved in TEI! Please contact the following committee chairs for your area of interest:

Committee Chairperson Email Address
Federal Tax Mark Jewett
State & Local Tax Jason Wulfhorst
International Tax Kristen Proschold
Financial Reporting Chris Anderson
Tax Controversy Howard Schneck
Head of Tax Roundtable Ira Cook

Have questions about 2019 Seventh Annual Tax Controversy Seminar? Contact Tax Executives Institute - Silicon Valley Chapter

When & Where

The Biltmore Hotel & Suites
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

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Tax Executives Institute - Silicon Valley Chapter

Tax Executives Institute, Inc. is the preeminent association of in-house tax professionals worldwide. Our members are business executives who are responsible for taxation matters on an administrative or policy-making level, or whose work is otherwise primarily concerned with the challenges of business taxation. TEI members are accountants, lawyers, and other corporate and business employees who are responsible for the tax affairs of their employers in an executive, administrative, or managerial capacity.

The Silicon Valley Chapter, formed in 1982, is the largest TEI Chapter globally, and reprensents members in and around Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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