DLA Piper today announced that Dharmesh Pandya has joined the firm’s Tax practice as a partner in the Silicon Valley office.
Most recently a Managing Director with the International Corporate Services practice at KPMG LLP, Pandya advises companies based both in the US and Asia. He has experience in transfer pricing, mergers and acquisitions, international tax structuring, and other related areas. He also counsels US multinationals on their global operations. In addition, he has coordinated inbound projects for Asian multinationals investing in the US.
“Dharmesh is a highly regarded lawyer who has established a broad international tax practice that will serve as a tremendous resource to our platform and global client base,” said David Colker, global and US chair of DLA Piper’s Tax practice. “His strong ties to Indian-based companies will also be integral in helping to expand our already strong capabilities in Northern California and across the US.”
“The scope of Dharmesh’s practice nicely complements our international tax team,” said Sang Kim, co-managing partner of the Silicon Valley office. “His arrival reinforces our continued commitment to strategically growing the Silicon Valley office across a number of key practices. He will also be well served by DLA Piper’s global platform, which will allow him to expand his client base both nationally and globally.
Prior to KPMG, Pandya worked at Ernst & Young in the Asia Pacific Business Group and served as director of the Indian Tax and Business Advisory Group.
He received his law degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Bombay. In addition to being admitted to practice in California, he is licensed as a Solicitor with the law societies of England and Wales and India.