Adam S. Halpern

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Adam S. Halpern

Adam S. Halpern

Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

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Adam Halpern is the Chair of the Tax Group at Fenwick & West LLP. His practice focuses on the U.S. federal income taxation of international transactions, including Subpart F, foreign tax credits, transfer pricing, and tax treaty issues, among others. He regularly advises on the taxation of cross-border operations, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings. He has successfully represented clients in federal tax controversies at all levels, including audit, Appeals, and litigation in the Tax Court and the Court of Federal Claims.

Adam is a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School, a co-lecturer at UC Berkeley Law School, and the 2013 Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University's Masters in Taxation program, teaching classes in international tax. He is a frequent speaker at TEI and PLI.

Adam is recognized as a leading tax lawyer by Euromoney, International Tax Review and Chambers USA.

The Fenwick & West Tax Group has advised over 100 Fortune 500 companies on tax matters, and has served as counsel in than 150 large-corporate IRS Appeals proceedings and than 70 federal court tax cases. Recent published cases include Analog Devices, Inc. v. Commissioner, 147 T.C. No. 15 (2016), CBS Corp. v. United States, 2012-1 U.S.T.C. ¶50,346 (Fed. Cl.), and the landmark Xilinx, Inc. v. Commissioner, 125 T.C. 37 (2005), aff’d, 598 F.3d 1191 (9th Cir. 2010), described by the Wall Street Journal as “the biggest tax case in the last 20 years.”

Fenwick has been named San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year and U.S. Tax Litigation Firm of the Year numerous times by International Tax Review.

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AB in Philosophy

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

JD, summa cum laude

The University of California's Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. It is the oldest law school on the West Coast. It is also one of the few university-affiliated law schools in the United States that does not share its campus with undergraduates or other graduate programs.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Fenwick & West LLP is a national law firm that provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. The company's practice areas include antitrust and unfair competition, appellate, complex business litigation, copyright, corporate and securities, employment & labor, executive compensation & benefits, intellectual property and IP litigation. It offers legal advisory services in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, patent prosecution, privacy and information security. Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Taxation
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Golden Gate University programs are catered to the needs of professionals entering or advancing their careers. We offer flexible scheduling as well as personalized academic and career advising to help you craft your own academic experience. The high retention and graduation rates for our Undergraduate Programs, School of Taxation, School of Accounting, School of Law, and Ageno School of Business are a result of our small class size, cohort programs, and our faculty's connection to the local business and legal communities.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. purchases Acacia Communications, Inc.

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT Security (Japan) KK purchase WhiteHat Security, Inc. from Altos Ventures Management, Inc., JMI Management, Inc., Garage Technology Ventures LLC, Horizon Ventures LLC, Patricia Industries, Inc., Startup Capital Ventures Management Company, LLC, Authosis, Inc.

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Helios Investment Partners LLP, Crown Agents Bank Ltd., CABIM Ltd. purchase Segovia Technology Co. from Abraaj Capital Ltd., Omidyar Network, Musha Ventures, Blue Collective LLC

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