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Larry Wunsch JD, LL.M

Vice President Global Tax

Applied Materials
Danville, California, USA

Corporation - Publicly-Held

Professional Summary

Experienced Tax Attorney with 12+ years as VP of Tax of large multinationals with hands on leadership of tax accounting, planning(structural and M&A), compliance, domestic and international controversy, and transfer pricing. I am a skilled planner, communicator, and negotiator with exceptional leadership and staff development skills having built strong focused tax teams. Excellent at partnering with business leaders to find tax efficient solutions that are compatible with their strategy and operations.

Currently available for lead tax role in multinational corporation with emphasis on international planning, restructuring, transactions and transfer pricing. Please feel comfortable contacting me directly to discuss opportunities in any location. You can reach me at

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Industry Experience

    • Semiconductors
    • High Technology
    • Technology
    • Big Four


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August 18


Applied Materials
Danville, California, USA 95054
Vice President Global Tax
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2009 - 2019
Led tax initiatives that lowered the company’s overall effective tax rate by more than 20 percentage points from approximately 33% to approximately 7% on a Non-GAAP basis over my tenure, including transforming the company’s IP holding company structure and transfer pricing structure and negotiating unilateral US APA and various bilateral APA associated with the new structure.
Additional Accomplishments Include:
• Worked extensively on large acquisitions, including finalized plan for an inversion and out-from understructure involving the Netherlands, US, and Singapore, ultimately abandoned because of anti-trust.
• Negotiated beneficial tax incentives in several countries including Singapore, and Israel.
• Resolved major tax audits with various countries (i.e., US, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland, and Israel) resulting in favorable settlements.
• Assembled a strong compliance and planning team (33 global team members with 5 directors reporting me) and
equally strong advisory team.
• Held quarterly meetings with the company’s Audit Committee and additional special meetings when new planning initiatives and tax planning around acquisitions required them.
Agilent Technologies
Santa Clara, USA 95051
Vice President Global Tax
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2000 - 2009
Led worldwide tax team of seventy-five which included a tax hub in India. Significant responsibility for M&A transactions, primarily divestures leading to the formation of such companies as Avago, now known as Broadcom. Negotiated various cutting-edge incentives such as the first IP company ever negotiated in Singapore, a unique parent company structure for Avago.

(VP Tax 2006-2009)
Hewlett Packard
Palo Alto, USA 94304
Tax Counsel
Corporation - Publicly-Held
1992 - 2000
Tax Counsel for Asia Pacific and Latin American region with responsibility for managing Asia Pacific tax matters from Singapore in 1997-2000. Primary responsibilities involved M&A transactions, transfer pricing, and a wide range of US and international tax matters.
Coopers & Lybrand
San Francisco, California, USA 94111
International Tax Planning Manager
Consulting Firm
1986 - 1992
Responsibilities primarily in the areas of international tax planning and compliance for inbound investments into the United States.


LLM, Tax 1986
New York University School of Law
New York, New York, United States
JD, Tax 1985
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle , Washington, United States
BA, Philosophy 1982
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, California, United States

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  • Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group

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