Tax Partner Larissa Neumann Recognized in Law360

Mountain View, CA (May 17, 2016)– National publication Law360 named tax partner Larissa Neumann to its annual list of Rising Stars, “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.”

“In the highly technical world of tax law, where the best practitioners tend to be at least 50, Fenwick & West LLP’s Larissa Neumann has accomplished the unusual feat of finessing both tax planning and controversy matters at just 38,” Law360 wrote.

Neumann represents many leading technology companies, focusing her practice on U.S. tax planning and tax controversy with an emphasis on international transactions. She has broad experience advising clients on acquisitions, restructurings and transfer pricing issues. Neumann has also successfully represented clients in federal tax controversies at the audit level, in appeals and in court.

“I am honored by this recognition,” Neumann said. “Tax law is incredibly complex and I love the challenge of developing innovative solutions for clients.”

The publication highlighted Neumann’s work counseling French pharmaceutical giant Aventis Agriculture SA in its refund suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

“The case involves complex income tax treaty issues between the U.S., U.K. and France, allowing Neumann to apply her problem-solving skills, which she says is one of her chief strengths,” Law360 reported.

In addition to her litigation work, Neumann has counseled leading companies like Facebook in key deals and cross-border transactions. She guided Facebook in its $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR among other deals and has also represented Dropbox in each of its acquisitions.

Neumman also frequently speaks on U.S. corporate and international tax issues for professional tax groups, including the highly regarded tax organization Tax Executives Institute and the American Bar Association.

Neumann was one of only five lawyers recognized as Rising Stars in tax, and she was selected out of more than 1,000 nominees. Her full Rising Star profile is available through the Law360 website (subscription required).

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