Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson has been practicing transfer pricing for over fifteen years. A managing director with Duff & Phelps, Michelle has significant experience advising clients on transfer pricing and valuation matters,  including transfer pricing documentation preparation, ASC 740 (FIN 48) recognition and measurement analyses, advanced pricing agreements, cost-sharing analyses, buy-in valuations, supply chain restructuring and tangible and intangible transfer pricing policy development. Michelle has assisted numerous clients revamp their documentation and compliance processes to become easier to implement and more effective given today’s global audit practices. In addition, Michelle has significant experience managing local teams across the globe to harmonize companies’ transfer pricing policies and coordinate global documentation in numerous countries. 
Michelle is an award-winning speaker and has presented at numerous conferences and seminars regarding transfer pricing issues. Her most recent publications include the Wolters Kluwer Guide to International Transfer Pricing: Law, Compliance and Tax Planning Strategies, BNA’s Tax Management Portfolio on ASC 740-10 (FIN 48), Lexis-Nexis's Practical Guide to U.S. Documentation, and Wiley's Cost of Capital (Transfer Pricing Chapter). In a previous role she was responsible for her firm's US operations, focusing on the areas of quality and training.  Earlier in her career, Michelle  was part of Ernst & Young’s transfer pricing practice, having spent time in the company’s Chicago, San Jose and New York offices.

M.S., Economics, New York University
B.S., Economics & French, minor in Mathematics, University of Illinois

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
5004 T.M., Accounting for Income Taxes:  Uncertain Tax Positions in Transfer Pricing (co-author)