DLA Piper appoints Jessica Tien as principal economist
DLA Piper has appointed Jessica Tien as a principal economist in Silicon Valley.
She focuses on the planning and implementation of transfer pricing structures designed to achieve long-term business objectives while meeting transfer pricing compliance requirements. Tien has successfully concluded a number of supply chain planning projects advising on domestic and cross-border intercompany transactions flows and associated transfer pricing arrangements.
Tien has in-depth knowledge of China’s tax administrations, both at the municipal and headquarters level of the State Administration of Taxation. Tien has successfully concluded a number of high-profile tax audits and Advance Pricing Agreements on cross-border transfer pricing issues. She is a frequent speaker at international professional conferences on the subject of China transfer pricing and Asia Pacific supply chain planning.
“Jessica is deeply experienced in the planning and controversy management for intercompany transactions between China and the United States. She is well-regarded for both her technical knowledge and practical advice,” said Sang Kim, chair of the US Tax practice and managing partner of the firm’s Northern California offices. “With her global perspective, Jessica will add enormously to DLA Piper’s continued commitment to deliver services that meet the legal and business needs of our clients.“
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Tien was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP based in San Francisco, and in Ernst & Young’s member firm in China. She was the Office Tax Partner for EY San Francisco and was the leader of the Greater China transfer pricing group from 2007 to 2014. She earned her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and her B.B.A. from National Taiwan University.