Christopher Desmond

Managing Director, Transfer Pricing

Christopher Desmond joined Duff & Phelps in 2012. He has been named as one of the world’s leading transfer pricing professionals by Legal Media Group and has led multiple teams involving transfer pricing audit support and defense matters for taxpayers in the US. Throughout his career, he has led initiatives related to global and domestic supply chain transfer pricing policies for various industries and company size. Christopher has experience working with clients in the agricultural, alcohol and tobacco, consumer products, commodity trading, automotive, medical devices, healthcare, pharmaceutical, hotel, retail, food and beverages, logistics, publishing, technology, media, mining, consumer goods, industrial products and specialty chemicals industries.

Christopher was previously with Ceteris, where he helped build the company into a world-class organization by serving as Managing Director and Chief Sales Officer. Prior to joining Ceteris, Christopher was a transfer pricing economist with both PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Ernst & Young LLP.

An award-winning speaker, he has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the nation as well as authored articles and chapters regarding transfer pricing for international publications.  Christopher is the co-author of the BNA Tax Management Portfolio on ASC 740-10 (FIN 48) and Transfer Pricing that was published in the Fall 2012.

Christopher has also guest lectured at several Universities including Georgetown Law School and Chicago Booth MBA Program. He obtained his MBA with a concentration in International Business and a Bachelors of Science in Management from Eastern Illinois University.

M.B.A., International Business, Eastern Illinois University
B.S., Management, Eastern Illiois University

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
6910 T.M., Accounting for Income Taxes:  Uncertain Positions in Transfer Pricing (co-author)