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2009 Conference Agenda
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Monday, October 19, 2009


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome Speech
Kevin Cole, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Patrick W. Martin, Esq., Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Course 1: Mexican Tax Litigation & Tax Policy in Modern Times
Moderator: Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow, White House Advisor and President of the Institute of the Americas

Magistrado Francisco Cuevas Godinez, Mexican Tax Court Chief Justice
Lic. Roberto Schatan, Asesor del Subsecretario de Ingresos - Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Publico (México)
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Course 2: Current Issues - Cross Border Maquiladora Operations with a Cheap Peso
Moderator: Enrique Hernández, Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Lic. Roberto Schatan, Asesor del Subsecretario de Ingresos - Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Publico (México)
Lic. Luís C. Carbajo, Socio - Baker & McKenzie Abogados S.C., CPA
C.P.C. Daniel Cano Falomir, Gossler, S.C.


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Course 2A: International Tax Audits and Enforcing Cross Border Tax Claims - Conflicts of Laws Across Borders
Moderator: Eric D. Swenson - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Gordon L. Gidlund, Associate Area Counsel - Internal Revenue Service (IRS) & Adjunct Professor USD School of Law

Lic. Jorge Libreros Calderón, Administrador Central de Auditora Fiscal Internacional - SAT (México)
Cleve Lisecki, Office of Associate Chief Counsel - Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Dennis L. Perez, Esq., Partner - Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C.


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Course 3: Global Tax Efficiency and Wealth Preservation in Risky Times - (Transferring Devalued Assets, etc.)
Moderator: Patrick W. Martin, Esq., Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Lic. Alejandro Barrera Fernandez, Socio - Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.
S. Andrew Pharies, Esq., Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Lic. Alfonso Baigorri, JP Morgan Chase


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Course 3A: Planning for Immigration and Expatriation of Individuals
Moderator: Liliana Sandoval- Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Brent Lipschultz, CPA, JD, LLM, Principal - Eisner LLP
Michael G. Pfeifer, Esq., Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
Lara A. Banjanin, Attorney - Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) IRS

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM (Lunch)
Course 4: Perspectives from Tax Director of General Electric
Lic. Omar Zúñiga, Corporate Tax Director - General Electric Mexico
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Course 5: Current Developments in Mexico's REFIPREs Cases (Televisa, Pepsi, etc.)

Moderator: Enrique Hernández, Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Lic. Enrique Ramírez Figueroa, Partner - Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cía., S.C.
Lic. Ricardo León Santacruz, Partner - Sánchez-DeVanny Eseverri, S. C.
Lic. Juan Carlos Roa, Secretario - Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (Mexican Supreme Court Clerk)
Lic. Jorge Libreros Calderón, Administrador Central de Auditora Fiscal Internacional - SAT (México)


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Course 5A: U.S. and Mexican Taxation of Individuals Residing Abroad
Moderator: Liliana Sandoval - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Kenneth Guilfoyle, CPA,  Expatriate Services Practice Leader - BDO Seidman, LLP
Diana S. Davis, Esq., Of Counsel - Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Edgar Klee Müdespacher, Partner - Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi, S.C. 

Professor Conrado Vela, Universidad Panamericana (Guadalajara)

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Break

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Course 6: International Tax Problems in Times of Economic Crises (Cross Border Bad Debts and Financing Gone Awry, etc.)
Moderator: Joseph M. Calianno,  International Technical Tax Practice Leader - Grant Thornton LLP

John Forry, Esq., International Tax Principal - Eisner LLP & Professor in Residence, USD School of Law
Lic. Carlos Martínez, Socio - Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez
José E. Murillo, Taxation Specialist - U.S. Department of Treasury

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Reception

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Course 7: Tax Treaties - Current Trends
Moderator: Enrique Hernández, Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Lic. Jorge Libreros Calderon, Administrador Central de Auditora Fiscal Internacional - SAT         
Cleve Lisecki, Office of Associate Chief Counsel - Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Miriam Name, Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton L.L.P.

Public Materials:

https://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/36/41031455.pdf

9:45 AM - 10:50 AM
Course 8: Obama Initiatives - The Future of International Tax
Moderator: Jon P. Schimmer, Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Cary Pugh, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Lic. Jorge Libreros Calderon, Administrador Central de Auditora Fiscal Internacional - SAT
Jose E. Murillo, Taxation Specialist - U.S. Department of Treasury

Public Materials:

U.S. Department of the Treasury
https://www.jct.gov/publications.html?func=startdown&id=3579


9:45 AM - 10:50 AM
Course 8A: Role of Tax Intermediaries - OECD Perspectives - Government Policy
Moderator: Karen C. Burke, Distinguished Professor of Law - University of San Diego

Lic. Elías Adam Bitar, Tron Abogados
Blas Montemayor, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Michael Plowgian, Taxation Specialist - U.S. Department of Treasury
Nathan J. Hochman, Partner - Bingham McCutchen LLP

Public Materials:

https://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/28/34/39882938.pdf
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Break

Course 9: Off-Shore Compliance Initiatives - Current and Future Trends
Moderator: Patrick W. Martin, Esq., Partner - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Cary Pugh, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Lic. Alfonso Baigorri, JP Morgan Chase
Nathan J. Hochman, Partner - Bingham McCutchen LLP
Michael Plowgian, Taxation Specialist - U.S. Department of Treasury
Public Materials:

https://www.irs.ustreas.gov/pub/irs-utl/jitsic-finalmou.pdf