Gary D. Sprague

Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Gary D. Sprague

Gary D. Sprague

Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Gary Sprague, a 25-year veteran of international law, is a recognized leader in his field by Bay Area Lawyer Magazine, Best Lawyers in America, Northern California Super Lawyers, Who's Who Legal and Guide to The World's Leading Tax Advisers. Mr. Sprague is also regularly included among the North America's top tax advisers, most recently by the International Tax Review World Tax 2011. He is a regular contributor to the Tax Management International Journal’s Leading Practitioner Commentary. Mr. Sprague currently serves as managing partner of the Firm's San Francisco/Palo Alto office.

Practice Focus

Mr. Sprague focuses his practice on international corporate tax planning and advice, tax controversies and e-commerce law. He represents software, high technology, and e-commerce companies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

* State Bar of California
* American Bar Association - Section on Taxation
* International Fiscal Association - USA Branch

Admission

California~United States (1981)

Education

Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude) (1981)
Stanford University (B.A. Honors) (1977)
Trinity College, Dublin

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Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Gary D. Sprague
Managing Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1981
BA in Political Science with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1977
Memberships
Member, Section of Taxation
Current

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.

Member
Current

The USA Branch is the largest IFA branch, with approximately 1,000 members. The Branch is divided into 15 regions, each headed by a Regional Vice President (RVP) and a local committee. The Regions are active and routinely host events and conferences for members and guests. The locations of the regions and the contact information for the RVPs can be found by clicking on the "Organization" section above. The USA Branch hosts a two-day conference in late February/early March of each year consisting of presentations by eminent international tax experts on topics, planning ideas and issues of current importance. The venue rotates among Washington, DC, New York, NY, and other cities (the 2010 Conference will be held held in Philadelphia)

Career History
Managing Partner
1985 - Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Contributing Author, Leading Practitioner Commentary
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Boards & Committees
Member, Policy Committee
Prior
Member, Executive Leadership Committee
Current
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