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Helen Cousineau

Deloitte Tax LLP

111 S Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
US

Tel: +1 312 486 1684
Email: hcousineau@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Helen Cousineau, Deloitte US, is a managing director and member of the customs and global trade (CGT) practice. Helen serves clients throughout the US.

Helen serves multinational clients globally and leads CGT's US import service offerings, including matters involving the link between transfer pricing and related-party customs valuation.

Helen also serves as the global indirect tax quality and risk leader on Deloitte's global indirect tax executive committee.

Helen has more than 26 years of experience in the area of international trade. She advises clients in all industries on global import and export compliance issues, helping them to manage trade regulatory requirements in the most cost-effective manner.

She also assists clients with the design and implementation of strategies and internal controls that minimise risk, customs duty payments, and international trade costs while maximising duty recoveries and process efficiencies. Helen also regularly presents on the topics of import and export compliance, planning, and management in the US and abroad.

Helen joined Deloitte in the US in 2002 from Andersen's international trade and customs services practice, where she advised clients on a variety of matters involving global import and export issues. Before joining Andersen, she spent six years practising trade law and several years in trade advisory and operational roles.

Helen earned her JD from the Boston University School of Law in 1994 and her MA in international relations from the Boston University Graduate School in 1994. She earned her BA in international business from the California State University at Fullerton in 1987. In addition to being a licensed New York attorney, Helen is a licensed US customs broker and was among the 3.2% of test takers in the US who passed the April 2002 US customs broker examination.

Helen is fluent in French.


Ronnie Dassen

Deloitte Tax LLP

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112-0015
US

Tel: +1 718 508 6846
Email: ronniedassen@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Ronnie Dassen, Deloitte US, is an all-around global indirect tax professional and has extensive professional services leadership experience, consulting with US multinationals on their global indirect tax challenges, including VAT, GST, sales tax, consumption tax, and other transaction-based taxes. Ronnie also serves as Americas indirect tax leader.

Specifically, Ronnie has extensive experience advising tax and finance executives in areas such as the indirect tax organisational design, automation of indirect tax functions, and enabling solutions for indirect tax as part of finance transformation and shared services projects. Moreover, he frequently advises clients on the complex global indirect tax considerations in supply chain restructuring and the associated global compliance considerations.

Ronnie is a regular speaker at industry seminars and tax conferences, as subject matter professional on international indirect tax matters.

Ronnie has a master's degree in international and European tax law from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Furthermore, he is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers.


Dominic Greco

Deloitte Tax LLP

111 S Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
US

Tel: +1 312 486 9271
Email: dgreco@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Dominic Greco, Deloitte US, is a managing director in the multistate tax group in the Chicago office. He is also the deployment leader of the US indirect tax practice. He has more than 34 years of experience in multistate sales, use and excise taxation and income/franchise taxation. He specialises in the consumer business and manufacturing industries.

Before joining Deloitte in 2002, Dominic was a senior manager in the state and local tax practice at Arthur Andersen for five years, where he was the leader of the Chicago sales and use tax team. Before moving to Arthur Andersen, Dominic spent more than 14 years with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts as the regional director of audit operations. During that time he directed and managed the audit field work of 15 tax auditors with respect to examinations of numerous Fortune 500 companies for compliance with sales and use tax, franchise, fuels and other miscellaneous Texas state-administered taxes.

Dominic has extensive experience in state and local taxation. He specialises in the sales and use tax area wherein he provides clients with a variety of indirect tax services including: audit defence and controversy resolution, sales and use and fuels excise tax refund reviews, nexus reviews, voluntary disclosure assistance, amnesty assistance, due diligence and transaction planning surrounding M&A, sales tax compliance and automation, pollution control exemption certifications, and exemption certificate compliance services. Dominic also has experience in the areas of state income and franchise tax, as well as tax credits and incentives.

Dominic received his bachelor's degree in accountancy from DePaul University in Chicago. He is a designated certified member (CMI – sales tax) of the Institute of Professionals in Taxation. He is an active member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.


Chris Halloran

Deloitte Tax LLP

555 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-0920
US

Office: +1 415 783 5152
Mobile: +1 415 710 9705
Fax: +1 415 783 8937
Email: challoran@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Chris Halloran, Deloitte US, has more than 15 years of global trade experience and advises clients on a wide range of international trade matters, including compliance reviews and audit support; export controls and related requirements for EAR, ITAR, OFAC and other country-specific requirements; implementing compliance programs and management systems; strategic assessments; maximising operational efficiencies via business process improvements and automated trade software implementations.

Chris also leads the global trade technology offering in the US and has extensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) and systems experience including implementing SAP's Global Trade Services application and blending compliance procedures with automated solutions to drive optimal compliance operations management. This is achieved by managing trade and technical configuration teams and delivering a holistic risk-based solution that exceeds client objectives.

Before joining Deloitte Tax LLP, Chris was responsible for export compliance and managing global trade compliance operations with Applied Biosystems, a long-standing life sciences entity with extensive global import and export activity. Previous to that Chris worked for an international trade software company where he had responsibility for advising clients and converting global regulatory requirements to software-based engine rules. Chris also has EU-specific experience stemming from work with Ireland's Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with a focus on the telecoms industry and regulatory reform in other key economic sectors. While working for various law firms he also acquired extensive civil litigation legal research and management experience.

Chris has a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a master's from Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland. Chris is a licensed US customs broker.


Suzanne Kao

Deloitte Tax LLP

7900 Tysons One PI #800
McLean, Virginia
US

Tel: +1 703 251 1498
Fax: +1 866 876 6771
Email: skao@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Suzanne Kao, Deloitte US, is the director who leads US export controls and sanctions practice within the customs and global trade group. Suzanne has an extensive number of years of experience in trade compliance. She primarily focuses on advising a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defence, high technology, software and life sciences, on US export controls and sanctions compliance, including jurisdictional classifications, technology transfers, strategic licensing, export compliance assessments, compliance audits and investigations and related voluntary disclosures to US government agencies.

She also works with international clients in advising on the extraterritorial nature of US export and sanctions regulations, designing and implementing export compliance programs, providing guidance and solutions for proactive and remedial measures for international trade compliance, creating and conducting customised export compliance training, and assisting international organisations with export control strategic and compliance matters related to merger, acquisition and divestiture activities. Suzanne works closely with US and global clients to address their operational and compliance-based export control requirements in a practical and effective manner.

Before joining Deloitte US, she was the founding member of an international trade law firm in Washington DC, where she counselled and advised clients in regulatory areas including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Assets Controls Regulations (OFAC), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Her extensive experience also includes previously practicing international trade law and government contracts at a large Washington DC based multinational law firm as well as serving as a federal judicial clerk at the US Court of Federal Claims.

Suzanne received her bachelor of arts degree, with honours, from Brown University. She received her juris doctorate from the University of North Carolina-School of Law. Suzanne is a member of the New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars, as well as the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Court of Federal Claims.

Suzanne serves on the boards of the Society for International Affairs (SIA) as well as the National Council on International Trade Development (NCITD) as its chair. She also frequently volunteers for other non-profit organisations which focus on international trade issues, and speaks at international trade compliance conferences and association events.


Michele Elizabeth McGuire

Deloitte Tax LLP

111 S Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
US

Tel: +1 312 486 9845
Email: mimcguire@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Michele Elizabeth McGuire, Deloitte US, is the principal in charge of the firm's national customs and global trade group.

Michele has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on numerous global trade matters. Michele specialises in the operational side of global trade, helping clients assess and design their global trade management process including automated solutions. Michele's deep regulatory and operational background allows her to apply real life practical solutions for her clients, which are not only compliant with myriad global trade regulations but are also efficient and effective.

Specifically, Michele has extensive experience in advising Fortune 500 companies on numerous customs compliance and international trade issues including: advising clients how to optimise their use of international trade agreements; customs related party valuation compliance and strategy; global cost savings reviews; designing and implementing global export control programmes including denied parties screening, product/commodity classification, and rollout of automated export and import systems, designing and implementing compliance programmes; on-site customs training for clients; customs business process reviews and redesign; preparing for and managing customs audits and assessments; tariff classification; and country of origin determinations and marking.

Before joining Deloitte, Michele was a partner in Arthur Andersen's US international trade and customs group. Before moving to Andersen, Michele spent five years as an associate attorney at a Chicago-based law firm where she advised clients on numerous customs and international trade related matters. She also worked as a visiting attorney in the international litigation department of a large London law firm.

Michele earned her bachelor of science degree from Indiana University, her JD degree from the John Marshall Law School, and her master's of law in international transactions from the McGeorge School of Law in Salzburg, Austria and Sacramento, California. Additionally, Michele is a US licensed customs broker.


Matt Polli

Deloitte Tax LLP

191 Peachtree Street, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30303-1943
US

Tel: + 1 404 631 2170
Fax: + 1 855 285 6669
Email: mpolli@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Matt Polli, Deloitte US, specialises in corporate income and franchise taxes for multistate entities. Matt has worked with a broad range of clients, including those in the manufacturing, consumer, hospitality, retail, transportation, financial services, technology and real estate industries. His experience includes representing clients in controversies before various state taxing authorities, restructuring, M&A consulting, due diligence, real estate transfer tax analysis, apportionment reviews, tax compliance, and strategic state income and franchise tax refund reviews.

Matt is a frequent speaker at both Tax Executives Institute and COST (Council on State Taxation) events on state and local tax matters including: current income and franchise tax developments, state tax planning, flow-through entities, real estate transfer taxes, and other relevant current topics.


Nehal Radia

Deloitte Tax LLP

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
US

Tel: +1 212 436 2338
Email: nradia@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Nehal Radia, Deloitte US, is a managing director in the firm's US-based global VAT services group. She has over 19 years' experience in indirect taxes working in both the UK and the US, advising global multinationals on VAT/GST matters. She has practical knowledge of worldwide VAT systems, advising businesses on their expanding international operations.

Nehal leads her firm's global VAT function transformation initiative, with a particular focus on global VAT function design and implementation including the enhancement of compliance and finance processes from a risk management, strategic and operational perspective. She has led numerous governance, compliance and technology projects for clients across a variety of industries.

Nehal regularly presents at internal and external seminars and conferences on international VAT/GST matters. Nehal is a qualified UK solicitor, a chartered tax adviser (ATII) and a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation.


Kathy Saxton

Deloitte Tax LLP

191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30303
US

Tel: +1 404 220 1878
Email: katsaxton@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Kathy Saxton, Deloitte US, is a director and Atlanta indirect tax practice leader of the multistate tax services group. She has more than 23 years of public accounting experience working in state and local taxation. Kathy is experienced with sales and use tax audit defence, taxability and nexus studies, overpayment reviews, matrixes, due diligence, and income and sales tax restructuring.

She has industry experience in manufacturing, telecommunications, SaaS and other cloud-based offerings, cable, financial services, healthcare, utilities, transportation, and retail. As part of Deloitte US's national telecommunications practice, Kathy consults with a variety of telecommunications and media clients, including wireless, wireline, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), internet service providers (ISPs), prepaid service providers, private line, resellers and multiple service operators (MSOs).

She has an extensive background in research and planning, including preparing and reviewing sales and use tax matrixes in the telecom and cable industries. She works closely with a number of clients to review and populate their tax decision maker program on purchases and sales; product mappings; and invoice testing as part of the tax automation process with Deloitte US's enterprise tax integration (ETI) group within the tax management consulting (TMC) practice and with client in-house teams. She also has deep experience in qualifying, filing and defending Georgia high technology exemption refunds.

Kathy has presented various tax topics before industry groups, including telestrategies, the Deloitte member firms' tax telecom institute, Institute of Professionals in Taxation, Committee on State Taxation (COST), the Hartmann Institute, the Wireless Tax Group and the US Telecom Association.

Kathy is affiliated with the American Society of CPAs (AICPA), Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Broadband Tax Institute, and the Institute of Professionals in Taxation. She was named in International Tax Review's 2016 edition of the Women in Tax Leaders guide.

Kathy received both her bachelor of science, majoring in accounting, and her Master of Accountancy, with an emphasis in tax, from Kansas State University.


Dwayne Van Wieren

Deloitte Tax LLP

555 5th Ave
Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90013
US

Tel: + 1 213-593-3734
Mobile: +1 713 303 2728
Email: dvanwieren@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Dwayne Van Wieren, Deloitte US, is a tax partner based in Deloitte's Los Angeles office in California. He has more than 23 years of experience in state and local tax and is a former sales and use tax auditor with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Dwayne leads Deloitte's national US indirect tax services team, which consists of approximately 218 sales, use, excise and severance tax professionals.

In his role, Dwayne supervises a national group of sales, use, excise and severance tax professionals that provides clients with consistent and progressive high-quality services. Dwayne also advises clients on sales and transaction tax issues, including helping clients with audit defence services and assisting clients in securing significant sales and use tax refunds.

Dwayne also has extensive experience evaluating transaction tax compliance functions for multistate clients and recommending design improvements to enhance overall compliance. He has assisted many companies in identifying and implementing sales and transactions tax process improvements, including the implementation of Vertex, Sabrix, and other automation solutions.

Dwayne's client base is varied and includes companies in the high-tech, manufacturing, petrochemical, oil and gas, construction, telecommunications, healthcare, transportation, utility and retail industries.

Dwayne frequently speaks on sales and transaction tax-related issues at seminars throughout the country including COST, TEI, IPT and the Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum. He frequently conducts seminars for clients to establish and implement internal control compliance procedures for increasing efficiency and accuracy around the indirect tax function.

He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in both Texas and California, as well as being a member of the Texas Society of CPAs and a member of the tax division of the American Institute of CPAs. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance with a focus in accounting from the University of Houston.


Karen Warner

Deloitte Tax LLP

2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75201
US

Tel: +1 214-840-7181
Email: kwarner@deloitte.com
Website: www.deloitte.com

Karen Warner, Deloitte US, is a tax partner based in Dallas, Texas with more than 30 years of experience specialising in state and local taxation. Karen leads Deloitte's national indirect tax recovery practice, which is focused on identifying and recovering overpaid taxes and reducing costs. The practice does this through leveraging both innovative technology and a highly experienced team of professionals which includes former high level government officials, attorneys and recovery specialists.

Karen's experience includes conducting comprehensive, multijurisdictional indirect tax recovery and process enhancement projects, indirect tax planning and audit controversy assistance for Fortune 100 clients. She serves a wide variety of clients, with a focus in industries including, but not limited to: Aviation, retail, federal contractors, technology and telecommunications and public sector – including the US federal government and a variety of states.

Previously, Karen served as audit bureau chief for the Kansas Department of Revenue, responsible for the administration of audit staff in multiple locations and audits of sales/use, fuels, excise, and corporate income taxes. During her tenure, she served on a variety of committees related to audit and compliance matters with the Federation of Tax Administrators, Midwestern States Association of Tax Administrator (MSATA), and the Multistate Tax Commission.

She is a frequent speaker on indirect tax topics at Deloitte's sponsored forums such as the Strategic Tax Conference and the Multistate Tax Symposium. She has also presented at the Committee on State Taxation (COST), Tax Executives Institute (TEI), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC).

Karen holds a BGS in personnel administration from the University of Kansas, a BBA in accounting from Washburn University and a master's degree in business administration from Washburn University, while attaining membership of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Texas, Kansas and Missouri, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.


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PwC

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Baker McKenzie

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KPMG in the US

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Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

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Baker McKenzie

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KPMG in the US

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Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

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Duane Morris

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Ryan

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EY

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Barnwell Consulting

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EY

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EY

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EY

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Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

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Baker McKenzie

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EY

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