Alexandra Minkovich is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American Tax Practice with more than fifteen years of experience handling a variety of tax, tax controversy, and legislative and regulatory matters. She also brings significant experience representing clients with respect to domestic tax issues, particularly in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, retail, and manufacturing industries, and is well versed in administrative law. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Minkovich served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel with the US Department of Treasury, Office of Tax Policy. In that role, Ms. Minkovich advised the Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy) and General Counsel regarding tax policy considerations in regulations and Internal Revenue Bulletin guidance, provided advice on tax legislative proposals, and provided litigation advice regarding the validity of Treasury and IRS guidance. She also provided technical comments on tax legislation to the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Ways & Means Committee, as well as to individual members’ offices. Ms. Minkovich speaks regularly at seminars and writes on a variety of topics related to legislative and regulatory developments, and administrative law.
Salim Rahim is the chair of the Firm's Global Transfer Pricing Group. He has extensive experience in transfer pricing matters, including transfer pricing planning, compliance, and tax controversy. He has represented clients in all administrative phases of a controversy. Salim has also represented companies in various alternative dispute resolution forums, particularly the Advance Pricing & Mutual Agreement Program. Salim is a frequent speaker on transfer pricing matters in seminars sponsored by various organizations and universities. He also participates in programs sponsored by Bloomberg BNA, Alliance for Tax, Legal and Accounting Seminars (ATLAS), Tax Executives Institute (TEI), International Tax Review, Organization for International Investment and the American Bar Association.
Gary D. Sprague, a 35-year veteran of international tax law and a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Palo Alto office, focuses his practice on international corporate tax planning and advice, tax controversies and tax issues affecting software and digital enterprises. He was one of five business representatives selected by the OECD to participate in the OECD Technical Advisory Group (TAG) concerning the characterization of electronic commerce revenue for tax treaty purposes, and was elected chair of the business representatives on the TAG. Gary was also appointed by the OECD to serve as the business co-chair of the TAG concerning Monitoring the Application of Existing Treaty Norms for the Taxation of Business Profits. He was the Co-General Reporter for the subject Taxation of Income Derived from Electronic Commerce for the International Fiscal Association 2001 Congress. He is a co-author of BNA Tax Management Portfolio No. 555, Federal Taxation of Software and E-Commerce, and is a regular contributor to the Tax Management International Journal’s Leading Practitioner Commentary. He will be the General Reporter for the Main Subject "Big Data and Taxation" of the 2021 IFA Berlin Congress.