Tax Partner, Fenwick & West
Larissa Neumann is a Tax Partner at Fenwick & West. Her practice focuses on US tax planning and controversy with an emphasis on international transactions. She has broad experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and has extensive transfer pricing experience.
Keen analytical skills coupled with a focus on providing clients practical solutions to complex tax issues have earned Larissa a reputation as a leading advisor both in the Silicon Valley and nationwide. She appears in Euromoney’s World’s Leading Tax Advisers and International Tax Review’s World’s Tax Controversy Leaders. Euromoney’s Women in Business Law named Larissa the America’s Best Transfer Pricing Lawyer in 2017 and one of the World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors (2017).
Larissa has successfully represented clients in federal tax controversies at the audit level and in appeals, the Tax Court and other federal courts. She was counsel in the recent important taxpayer victory for Analog Devices, Inc. v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 15 (2016), and the successful resolution for Sanofi in Aventis, S.A. v. United States, US Court of Federal Claims Dkt. No. 11-647T (2017). She currently is counsel for VF Corporation/Timberland in TBL Licensing LLC v. Commissioner, Tax Court Dkt. No. 21146-15.
Larissa teaches International Tax at the University of California, Berkeley Law School.
For Tax Notes International, Larissa authors a monthly column on all recent developments in US. international tax. She is also on the executive committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).
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. Larissa was named a Rising Star in tax by Law360.
Fenwick has one of the World’s Top Tax Planning and Transactional Practices, according to International Tax Review, and is first tier according to World Tax. Fenwick is consistently named the San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review and has been named US Tax Litigation 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.
Fenwick has advised over 100 Fortune 500 companies on tax matters, and has served as counsel in more than 150 large-corporate IRS Appeals proceedings and more than 70 federal court tax cases.
Larissa is a leader on Fenwick’s Pro Bono Review Committee and regularly provides pro bono services to various nonprofits.
Larissa received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, her masters degree in public health from Yale University and her undergraduate molecular cell biology degree from University of California, Berkeley.