Katherine Amos, Vice President of Global Transfer Pricing and Tax Disputes, Johnson & Johnson
Katherine Amos is the Vice President of Global Transfer Pricing and Tax Disputes at Johnson & Johnson. Katherine focuses on transfer pricing, dispute resolution, and tax policy matters at the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Katherine was the global head of transfer pricing at Eaton Corporation and prior to Eaton Corporation, the global head of transfer pricing at Tyco International. Earlier in her career, Katherine was a managing director with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its New York and New Jersey offices, focused on transfer pricing for life science companies. She began her career in 1992 when she joined Ernst & Young’s New York transfer pricing practice.
Barbara M. Angus, Global Tax Policy Leader, Ernst & Young
Barbara M. Angus is EY’s Global Tax Policy Leader, engaging with clients and governments on tax policy development and implementation across the globe. Barbara served as Chief Tax Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives from 2016 through 2018, where she played a key role in the development and enactment of the US tax reform legislation.
In earlier public-sector positions, she was the international tax lead at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2001 to 2005, serving as the government’s principal legal advisor on all aspects of international tax policy and representing the United States in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as a Vice Chair of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs, and was the business tax counsel for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation from 1995 to 1998. She also has more than 20 years of private-sector experience in international tax and tax policy matters.
Barbara received a Distinguished Service Award from the Tax Foundation in 2018 and was included in the list of ten Outstanding Women in Tax published by Tax Analysts in 2016. She has been an adjunct professor in tax L.L.M. programs in D.C. and Chicago, and she was a founding member of an all-lawyer comedy troupe in Chicago. She has an A.B. from Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Peter H. Blessing, Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service
Mr. Blessing is the Associate Chief Counsel (International) in the office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. He oversees an office of approximately 95 attorneys and other professionals responsible for legal advice, guidance, and support to the IRS, Treasury, and the public on international tax issues in all procedural postures.
Prior to joining the IRS Chief Counsel’s office, Mr. Blessing practiced as a member of the International Tax unit and the Complex Transactions unit within the Washington National Tax practice at KPMG LLP. He was a partner for over 25 years with Shearman & Sterling LLP, where his practice focused on international tax matters and financial institutions.
Mr. Blessing has served as the President of the USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association (2016-18) and member of IFA’s Permanent Scientific Committee (2010-16), Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section (2010), Chair of the International Bar Association Taxes Committee (2010-11), Vice Chair Government Relations of the ABA Tax Section (2014-16), and President of the International Tax Institute, and has taught as an adjunct law professor at Columbia Law School (2008-11) as well as classes at NYU School of Law.
Mr. Blessing received his B.A. from Princeton University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his LL.M (Taxation) from New York University School of Law.
Lisa Fitzpatrick, President, Bloomberg Tax
Lisa Fitzpatrick is President of Bloomberg Tax. In this position, she is responsible for driving the growth of the company’s tax, accounting, and payroll products, including the Bloomberg Tax Research platform. Fitzpatrick joined the company in 2008 as Director of Marketing for the Tax & Accounting division, where she led product management and marketing efforts for a number of successful new product launches in state and international tax areas. In 2011, Fitzpatrick was appointed Bloomberg BNA’s first Chief Marketing Officer, where she centralized and improved the effectiveness of Bloomberg BNA’s marketing efforts and led overall branding strategy and product positioning. She most recently served as Vice President & General Manager of Bloomberg Tax.
Prior to BNA, Fitzpatrick held roles as Vice President of Marketing at MarketResearch.com and Marketing Director at Thompson Publishing Group, where she launched several new regulatory compliance products in the financial and healthcare areas. Previously, Fitzpatrick founded and launched German Life magazine, a special interest magazine featuring German culture, history, travel, and German influences in North America. She began her career in circulation and advertising sales roles for special interest magazines.
Fitzpatrick has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and received an MBA in finance and marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Isabel Gottlieb, Reporter, Bloomberg Tax
Isabel Gottlieb is a reporter at Bloomberg Tax, covering international tax issues. She has been covering digital taxes over the last two years—as the question of taxing digital companies went from an idea at the EU to being enacted into law in France and several other countries—and following developments in the OECD’s efforts to find a global digital tax solution. Her reporting also covers international corporate tax developments around the world, from the U.S. to the Netherlands to Australia.
Isabel is a graduate of Brown University and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.