SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PwC US announced today that Diane Baylor was appointed Tax leader of the firm's Technology Sector practice. Additionally, Gabe Gartner has joined the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Tax practice as a principal and David Sotos, an international tax principal in the firm's National Tax Services practice, has relocated to the Bay Area. All are based in the San Jose office.
"On behalf of the San Jose market, I am excited to welcome these dynamic individuals to our office, and I congratulate Diane on her new role within the firm," said Amity Millhiser, managing partner of PwC's Silicon Valley market. "These appointments follow on the continued expansion of PwC's presence in the San Jose market, and will continue to strengthen the services we offer to our tax clients in the technology sector as well as other industries. I am confident that their depth of experience will further enhance the overall services we provide for our new and existing clients."
Diane Baylorbrings more than 24 years of experience to her new role as Tax Leader of PwC's US Technology industry practice. In addition to overseeing the services provided to the firm's technology clients, she will also continue providing tax services related to global operations and integration of acquired companies, transfer pricing, and international tax to a number of the world's leading US-headquartered, multinational software, internet, and computer hardware companies. Baylor received her bachelor of arts degree in accounting and master of arts in business with a concentration in accounting from Colorado State University.
Gabe Gartner comes to PwC from Microsoft Corporation where he was a general manager of corporate tax planning. Earlier in his career, Gartner was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. He earned his bachelor's degree from University of Puget Sound, a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and a masters of laws (LL.M) from New York University School of Law. He teaches International Mergers & Acquisitions at the University of Washington School of Law LL.M. Tax Program and frequently speaks on mergers & acquisitions and international tax topics. Gartner is a member of the American Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association.
David Sotos previously served in the Washington National Tax Practice, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining PwC, Sotos was a counsel in the Washington, DC office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He brings private practice and public service experience as an international tax lawyer to the San Jose market, including 10 years of service for the U.S. government through positions at the U.S. Tax Court, the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel and the Department of Treasury. Sotos received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio State University, a J.D. from Capital University School of Law School, and an LL.M. in tax from the University of Florida.
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