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2006 Conference Speaker Bios

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Speakers from the United States

Rufus von Thülen Rhoades, Esq. - Author, Rhoades & Langer, U.S. International Taxation and Tax Treaties
John Breen, Esq. - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Patrick W. Martin, Esq. - Tax Team Leader, Procopio and Past Chair, International Committee, Taxation Section, State Bar of California
Robert W. Lorence, Esq. - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), IRS
Professor Herbert I. Lazerow  - Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
John Forry, Esq.  - Visiting Professor, University of San Diego School of Law  and Author, Practical Guide to Foreign Investment in the United States
Richard Shaw, Esq. - Distinguished Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego School of Law; Higgs, Fletcher & Mack and Past Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
Richard Fultz, Esq.  - Special Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS
Phyllis Marcus, Esq.  - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), IRS
Grace Fleeman, Esq.  - Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International) IRS
David Sotos, Esq.  - Office of International Tax Counsel, Treasury Department
David Forst, Esq.  - Fenwick & West LLP
Frederic Adam, Esq. - Greenberg Traurig LLP
William F. Colgin, Jr., Esq. - Fenwick & West LLP
Enrique Hernandez, Esq.  - Procopio and Chair, International Committee, Taxation Section, State Bar of California
Walter M. Kolligs, Esq.  - Principal, International Tax Services Group, Ernst & Young LLP
Ramon Camacho, Esq.  - Managing Director, Wealth and Tax Advisory Services, Inc./HSBC
Peter J. Elias, Esq.  - Foley & Lardner LLP
Professor Diane M. Ring  - Professor, Boston College Law School

Speakers from Mexico

Lic. Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena  - Chief Counsel, Mexican Tax Administration Service (SAT), Mexico
Lic. Roberto Schatan Pérez  - Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit, SAT
Lic. Ambrosio Michel Higuera  - Under Fiscal Federal Attorney General of Criminal Affairs - SHCP (Mexican Ministry of Finance)
Lic. Gabriel Ortiz Gómez  - Ortiz, Sainz y Erreguerena, S.C.
Lic. Luis Santos Theriot  - Santos-Elizondo-Cantu-Rivera-González-De la Garza-Mendoza-S.C. - Monterrey
Lic. Christian R. Natera  - Tron y Natera, S.C.
Lic. Mauricio Bravo Fortoul  - Turanzas, Bravo y Ambrosi, S.C.
C.P. Miguel Ortiz Aguilar  - Ortiz, Sosa, Ysusi y Cía, S.C.
C.P. Mauricio Monroy  - Deloitte & Touche - Tijuana
Lic. Luis Carbajo  - Baker & McKenzie - Ciudad Juárez
Lic. Simón Somohano  - Deloitte & Touche - Mexico
Lic. Carl Koller - Despacho Paras, S.C.
Lic. Juan José Paullada Figueroa  - Paullada, Del Rey y Guevara, S.C. and Former Mexican Fiscal Federal General Attorney
Lic. Miguel Gonzalez Guerra  - González, Orozco, Rodríguez & Barajas, S.C. - Guadalajara
C.P.C. Alfredo Sanchez Torrado  - Chevez, Ruiz, Zamarripa y Cia, S.C. - Mexico City

Among a number of other international tax authorities, practitioners and academics.