Larissa B. Neumann

Partner, Tax  

Mountain View 650.335.7253


Larissa Neumann 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, restructurings and has extensive transfer pricing experience. She has successfully represented clients in federal tax controversies at the audit level and in IRS appeals, the U.S. tax court and in other federal courts.

Larissa’s keen analytical skills coupled with her focus on providing clients practical solutions to complex tax issues have earned her a reputation as a leading tax advisor both in the Silicon Valley and nationwide. Larissa appears in Euromoney’s World’s Leading Tax Advisers and International Tax Review's World's Tax Controversy Leaders.

Larissa teaches International Tax at the University of California, Berkeley Law School and coauthors a monthly column in Tax Notes International.

Larissa was counsel in the recent important taxpayer Tax Court victory involving transfer pricing for Analog Devices, Inc. v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 15 (2016), and the 2017 successful resolution for Sanofi in Aventis, S.A. v. United States, US Court of Federal Claims Dkt. No. 11 647T. She also is counsel for VF Corporation/Timberland in TBL Licensing LLC v. Commissioner, Tax Court Dkt. No. 21146-15, a pending Tax Court case that involves § 367(d) and § 482.

Euromoney’s Women in Business Law named Larissa the America’s Best Transfer Pricing Lawyer in 2017. She also was named by Euromoney as one of the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors (2017).

Larissa appears in Euromoney’s Women in Business Law (a short list of the top women tax lawyers in the world) and International Tax Review’s Women in Tax Leaders. Euromoney Women in Business Law shortlisted Larissa twice for the award America’s Best Lawyer in Tax Dispute Resolution.

Larissa was named to the Daily Journal’s 2017 list of Top Women Lawyers in California and was honored with the Women of Influence award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2017. In 2016, Larissa was named a Rising Star in tax by Law360. She was also named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 40 Under 40.

Larissa frequently speaks at conferences for professional tax groups, including TEI, IFA, Pacific Rim Tax Institute, Bloomberg, and the ABA. She is the ABA International Law Tax Liaison.​

Larissa has published numerous articles, including:

  • US: Important US tax controversies in 2017, International Tax Review (August 2017)
  • Stateside Developments, International Tax Review (March 7, 2017)
  • IRS Taking a Hard Look at Transfer Pricing, Daily Journal (September 2016)
  • U.S. Tax Review, Tax Notes International (monthly column)
  • OECD's Recent Discussion Drafts Give Broad Power to the Taxing Authorities, ITR Women in Tax Leader's Guide 2017
  • Global TP Developments, World Transfer Pricing 2018
  • Character and Source of Income from Internet Business Activities, The Contemporary Tax Journal (July 2011)

Fenwick has one of the World’s Top Tax Planning and Tax Transactional Practices, according to International Tax Review, and is first tier in tax, according to World Tax. Fenwick is consistently named the San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review and has been named U.S. Tax Litigation Firm of the Year and the U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year. International Tax Review has recognized Fenwick as the Americas M&A Tax Firm of the Year and the West Coast Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year.

Larissa is a leader on Fenwick’s Pro Bono Review Committee and regularly provides pro bono services to various nonprofit organizatio​​ns. Fenwick was recognized by The National Law Journal Pro Bono Hot List (2014) and Larissa’s nonprofit work is pointed to as exemplary in the profile.