John Drewno, JD, MA

Transfer Pricing Counsel/Consultant

Tax Counsel Consultant
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Legal Consulting

Professional Summary

Mr. Drewno has worked in several countries and held numerous senior management and partnership positions with Big Four and international consulting services firms. He specializes in international tax and transfer pricing consulting to Fortune 100 multinational corporations with his work focused on tax controversy, tax planning and compliance.

He has served as an expert witness in litigation environments, and foreign jurisdictional tax proceedings. He has represented Fortune 100 clients interests by providing testimony on IRS and Treasury Proposed Services/Intangibles Regulations, Proposed Cost Sharing Regulations, Proposed Foreign Based Company Sales Income, Contract Manufacturing Regulations, Proposed Controlled Group Loss Regulations, etc...He has provided testimony to the U.S. House Ways And Means Committee on the issue of present law and background related to possible income shifting and transfer pricing.

He has also advocated before the OECD on multiple international tax issues including administrative aspects of transfer pricing, safe harbors, timing issues and intangibles. He was an invited Consultant and Delegate to the OECD on transfer pricing and multinational business restructuring. Mr. Drewno is regularly cited in global tax and legal publications.

Representative Client List: Bosch, Caterpillar, Crocs, General Motors, Chrysler, EDS, Delphi, Oracle, Bank of Montreal, Toyota, Royal Bank of Canada, Research in Motion-Blackberry and George Soros Group.

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  • English

Industry Experience

    • Corporate
    • Consulting


November 7


Tax Counsel Consultant
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Transfer Pricing Counsel/Consultant
Legal Consulting
2012 - 2019

Managed and resolved domestic and transfer pricing controversy through tax rulings, roll-forward, and roll-back APA's. Managed and successfully resolved BEPS inspired risk assessments on multiple continents while managing internal and external consulting teams.Managed transfer pricing audits on six continents and MAP proceedings to eliminate double taxation.

Developed and implemented the BEPS process for Master File, Local File and Country by Country reporting. In addition, created and managed transfer pricing processes for ASC 740, APB23, FIN48 and UTPs process and documentation resulting in the release and lowering of FIN48 reserves and UTPs annually.
Decision Sciences
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
Partner- Transfer Pricing
Crowe Horwath
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ernst & Young
Toronto, Canada
Senior Manager
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
Deloitte LLP
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Tax Manager
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
US Treasury Department, IRS
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
Corporate Economist


BA, Economics 1991
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
MA, Business Economics 1996
Cambridge University
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
JD, Law 2002
De Paul College of Law
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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