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International Tax Leaders Converge For Annual Conference

San Diego, CA – The fifth annual University of San Diego School of Law – Procopio International Tax Institute Conference – 2009 International Update: U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Tax Issues will take place on Friday, May 1st at the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on the USD campus.

This intensive educational and networking event at the University of San Diego attracts internationally recognized leaders and experts in government and private practice to present, explore, learn about and discuss current developments in the law and innovations affecting the field of international tax and related transactions. The ITI conferences offer attendees the platform to learn the latest developments about the tax industry and ample networking opportunities to develop important connections that will benefit their careers in the future.

“This conference is a unique forum for leaders in the international tax field to network, share ideas, and learn about the latest developments in tax laws and government policy,” said Patrick W. Martin, the leader of Procopio’s Tax practice. “Attendees will have the opportunity to hear many outstanding speakers, including government tax and treasury officials from Mexico City and Washington D.C.”

Many U.S. and international tax experts will participate in this in-depth, practical curriculum. A selection of scheduled speakers include Gordon L. Gidlund, Associate Area Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); José E. Murillo, Taxation Specialist for the U.S. Department of Treasury; Juan Carlos Roa, Mexican Supreme Court Clerk; Omar Zúñiga, Corporate Tax Director for General Electric México; Jorge Libreros Calderón, Central Administrator of International Fiscal Audits, SAT; Roberto Schatan, Central Administrator for Normativity of Large Taxpayers, SAT; and Lara Banjanin and Douglas Giblen, both Senior Technical Reviewers for the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) (IRS).

The fifth annual University of San Diego School of Law - Procopio International Tax Institute Conference is the only conference dedicated exclusively to the latest developments in the dynamic field of U.S. and Mexican international tax law. To register for this conference or for more information, visit

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