Stephen is a principal in the National Tax Department, based in San Francisco. Stephen provides tax advice to multinational corporations on transactional and controversy matters, including transfer pricing, intellectual property alignment, international restructuring and supply chain management. He advises large multinationals in a variety of industries, including the software, semiconductor, life sciences, consumer products, manufacturing, and services sectors.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Stephen was a principal at another Big Four firm and an international tax associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Stephen is a frequent speaker on international tax issues before various organizations, including Tax Executives Institute, the D.C. Bar Association, and the American Tax Association. He is the author of numerous articles regarding international tax reform and the technology industry (Tax Notes International), contract manufacturing (Tax Notes International), manufacturing branch rules (Journal of Corporate Taxation), planning for cross-border services (Tax Notes), taxation of space, ocean and communications income (Journal of International Taxation and TAXES Magazine), sourcing of computer software royalties (Tax Management International Journal), offshore e-commerce (Journal of Taxation of Financial Institutions) and attribution of corporate agent activities (Georgia Law Review).
Stephen earned a J.D. with high honors from the George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Northwestern University in political science and international studies. Stephen is admitted to the New York and District of Columbia bar.