Burr Pilger Mayer
Wright, JD, LLM
Partner, International Tax and Transfer Pricing
600 California Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
2001 North Main Street, Suite 360
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


Doug has over thirty-five years of experience as an international tax and transfer pricing specialist servicing global clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies in a wide range of industries, including technology, software, life sciences, e-commerce, agribusiness and traditional manufacturing and distribution.

Doug was previously a PwC international tax partner, where he served in various Bay Area and national practice roles. Prior to PwC, Doug was European Tax Director for Levi Strauss in Brussels. He began his career and spent eight years with Exxon Corporation, including three years as European Tax Counsel in London.

Doug's international tax expertise includes: development of integrated global tax and business strategies; complex outbound and inbound corporate and supply chain structuring; international joint ventures and M&A transactions; international IP transfers and exploitation, including outbound U.S. IP migration; and earnings repatriation planning and U.S. foreign tax credit optimization.

Doug is widely-recognized as a leading U.S. expert on the IC-DISC U.S. export tax incentive regime.  His IC-DISC practice currently includes over 500 clients located throughout the U.S., many of whom are notable companies in a wide range of industries.

Doug’s extensive transfer pricing experience includes: development and implementation of global transfer pricing strategies; U.S. and foreign transfer pricing studies and documentation; and negotiation of U.S. and foreign advance pricing agreements. He was principal draftsperson of U.S. oil industry comments to an IRS transfer pricing task force, and of American Electronics Association comments to then-proposed U.S. “cost sharing” regulations. Doug was instrumental in negotiating the first U.S./Belgium bi-lateral APA and a historically-favorable Dutch transfer pricing ruling.

Doug has been adjunct international tax professor at UCSF Hastings Law School and the San Jose State University MST program, and is a frequent speaker at seminars throughout the U.S. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern California World Trade Center.

Interesting Tidbit

Doug's international business travels have taken him to 36 foreign countries.


B.S. – Santa Clara University
J.D. – Boston College Law School
L.L.M. in Taxation – New York University