Mr. Sean Foley

Global Head of Transfer Pricing Services

KPMG in the U.S.

Sean is the global head of KPMG’s Global Transfer Pricing Services (GTPS) group. Sean has more than twenty years of experience working with major organizations and multinational corporations to analyze their intercompany transactions and develop practical transfer pricing strategies. Sean’s primary areas of focus include Advance Pricing Agreements, Competent Authority matters and transfer pricing risk management. Prior to joining KPMG, Sean was the Director of the IRS Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) Program, an alternative dispute resolution procedure for international transfer pricing issues. In this role, Sean regularly met with foreign competent authorities to discuss APA related issues and was the principle reviewer of all of the APA’s and the US’s negotiating positions. Sean clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she served on the US Court of Appeals; and served as legislative director to Congressman Sander Levin, currently the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee. He has an LL.M. in Taxation (with distinction) and a J.D. (summa cum laude) from the Georgetown University Law Center. Sean has served as an adjunct law professor in the LL.M. programs at Georgetown and the University of Florida. He is the past chair of the American Bar Association Transfer Pricing Committee.

Areas of expertise

Competent Authority Disputes EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum Operating Effectiveness Operational Transfer Pricing Tax Transfer Pricing Transfer Pricing Advisory Transfer Pricing Documentation Transfer Pricing Planning

Education and qualifications

  • BS, Chemistry & Economics, University of Michigan

  • LLM, Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center (with distinction)

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center (summa cum laude)

Professional Associations

  • Member, District of Columbia and Maryland Bars

  • Member, American Bar Association

Connect with me

  • Washington, DC, US

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