John Drewno, JD, MA

Transfer Pricing Counsel/Consultant

Tax Counsel Consultant
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Legal Consulting

Professional Summary

Mr. Drewno began his tax career working as an Economist with the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington DC where he managed portions of the Corporate 1120 Program and provided technical support to IRS Field Offices. He consulted with the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Joint Committee on Taxation, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. He has worked in several countries and held numerous senior management and partnership positions with Big Four and international tax consulting firms, focused on international tax and transfer pricing for Fortune 100 multinational corporations.
Mr. Drewno has served as an Expert Witness in litigation environments, tax arbitration proceedings and foreign jurisdictional tax proceedings. Mr. Drewno has represented client’s interests by providing testimony on IRS and Treasury’s Proposed Services / Intangibles Regulations in 2004 and 2006, Proposed Cost Sharing Regulations in 2005, Proposed Foreign Based Company Sales Income / Contract Manufacturing Regulations in 2008, and Proposed Controlled Group Loss Regulations in 2011.
Mr. Drewno 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 was an “Invited Delegate and Consultant” to the OECD’s Working Party No. 6 on transfer pricing and business restructuring, multiple international tax issues including administrative aspects of transfer pricing, safe harbors, etc

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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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