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Tax Pros Wary After IRS Hires Quinn Emanuel Litigators

Law360, New York (April 6, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. recently brought to light the IRS’ hiring of litigators from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP to assist with examining the tech company’s transfer pricing activities, and some tax professionals say the agency's unprecedented move is troubling.

In court filings last month, Microsoft revealed the terms of a $2.2 million contract between the IRS and Quinn Emanuel, in which the agency engaged partners John B. Quinn and John S. Gordon at rates of more than $1,000 per hour along with other firm attorneys to “assist with the evaluation, analysis, presentation and defense of claims or adjustments" related to an...

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