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Larissa B. Neumann

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Partner, Tax Group

Fenwick & West LLP

Mountain View, CA

+ 1 650 335 7253

lneumann@fenwick.com

www.fenwick.com/professionals/pages/larissaneumann.aspx

Languages: English

Bar admissions: Member of the State Bar of California

Recent matter highlights

  • Counsel in the important taxpayer victory for Analog Devices, Inc. v. Commissioner, and the successful resolution for Sanofi in Aventis, S.A. v. United States.

  • Currently counsel for VF Corporation/Timberland in TBL Licensing LLC v. Commissioner.

  • Handled recent acquisitions including Workday's $1.55B acquisition of Adaptive Insights; Callidus Software and Gigya's acquisitions by SAP; and Facebook's acquisitions of Redkix, Ozlo, Source3, CrowdTangle, etc.

Practice areas

Corporate taxes, Audit defence, Litigation, International tax advisory, Transfer pricing

Sector specialisations

Gaming, Healthcare, Pharma and life sciences, Tech and telecoms

Association memberships

  • Member of the ABA Section of Taxation

  • Executive Committee Member of International Fiscal Association and Chair of the Technology Committee

  • Member of the IFA NorCal Region Steering Committee

  • Member of the ABA International Law Section Tax Committee

  • Member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund

Academic qualifications

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2005

M.A., Public Health

Yale University, 2002

B.S., Molecular Cell Biology

University of California, Berkeley, 2000

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Leah Robinson

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Partner

Mayer Brown

New York

+1 212 506 2799

leahrobinson@mayerbrown.com

www.mayerbrown.com

Bar admissions: New Jersey, New York, US Supreme Court

Biography

Leah Samit Robinson leads Mayer Brown's State & Local Tax practice. She advises public and private business entities on state and local tax planning, controversy and litigation.

Practice areas

Transactions, Corporate taxes, Litigation, Controversy management

Sector specialisations

Banking, Financial services, Tech and telecoms

Association memberships

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section – member, State and Local Tax Committee – Executive Committee member (2010 – present), Practitioners' Roundtable, chair (2015 – 2017), Income and Net Worth Taxes Subcommittee, co-chair (2013 – 2015)

  • American Bar Association, Sales and Use Tax Desk Book, editorial board member (2014 – present)

  • Bloomberg BNA, Corporate Income Tax Navigator (New Jersey), editor (2016 – present)

  • Cornell State and Local Tax Group – member (2012 – present)

  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), Income Tax Section – member, Sales Tax Section – member, Standing Legal Committee – appointed member (2015)

Academic qualifications

New York University School of Law, LLM

Rutgers University School of Law, JD

Rutgers College, BA

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