B.A., Denison; M.A., Tufts; J.D., Harvard
Michael Plowgian is an Adjunct Professor of Law and teaches a seminar on Current Developments in International Tax. Professor Plowgian also works in private practice at KPMG LLP in their Washington National Tax Office for International Tax. Professor Plowgian advises multinational corporations regarding international tax planning and policy, with a particular focus on helping clients address the international implications of U.S. tax reform, as well as the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. Professor Plowgian advises clients in a broad range of industries, including cloud services and other digital businesses, institutional investors, and alternative investment managers.
Prior to joining KPMG, Professor Plowgian was a Senior Advisor on BEPS at the OECD. In that role, he helped lead the OECD work on BEPS and worked with policymakers from OECD and G20 countries to develop the Action Plan on BEPS. Professor Plowgian was also involved in the development of the Common Reporting Standard (the “CRS”), a single global standard for automatic exchange of information based on FATCA.
Prior to joining the OECD, Professor Plowgian was an Attorney Advisor in the Office of the International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He also served as the Co-Chair of the OECD’s Treaty Relief and Compliance Enhancement (TRACE) Project, and was the U.S. representative to Working Party 10 on Exchange of Information and Tax Compliance.