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Trump administration trade and tax policies: Impact to supply chain and business operations

July 20, 2017
Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies are facing a wave of change that could impact their businesses, including the potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, changes in US trade policy, the potential passage of tax reform, and continued pressure on pricing. Many of these changes are interrelated and the impact to a company should be evaluated in total. This webinar will discuss the accomplishments and progress of the Trump Administration’s first six months in office and explore changing trade and tax policy with particular focus on the impacts to supply chains, capital investment, and other aspects of operations.

Registration is free for all attendees.

Agenda topics include:
  • Trump Administration Policies and Accomplishments - first six months in Office, Overview of potential reform and impact on tax and business operations
  • Potential impact to the Pharma Life Sciences Industry
  • Next steps

Kathleen Michael

Kathy is a Tax Partner with PwC and has over 30 years of tax experience specializing in serving multinational companies. Kathy is the US Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Tax Leader and is our Florham Park, NJ Tax Practice Leader. She has served major multinationals including Honeywell, J&J, Becton Dickinson and various other pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare clients. She advises clients on federal, state, local, and international income tax matters. In her role as a lead tax engagement partner on multinational companies, she has dealt with complex matters such as international restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as tax controversy in various jurisdictions. 

Kathy has extensive experience in accounting for income taxes and has dealt with complex tax accounting issues. She has advised clients on risk in the tax area and controls with respect to SOX 404 compliance. In her role as a lead tax engagement partner, Ms. Michael is responsible for overseeing tax services provided to her clients and overall management of tax teams. She effectively works with the PwC global network and is responsible for coordination of tax services on a global basis with client engagement teams.

In addition, Kathy is actively involved with PwC’s diversity initiatives and currently leads our Metro Women’s Initiatives Committee and was formerly the Diversity Leader in our Florham Park tax practice.

Jennifer Parkhurst
Jennifer is a management consulting partner in PwC’s Pharma and Life Sciences Operations practice with over 25 years of experience. Jennifer advises leading life sciences clients of all stages of commercialization and growth including companies about to launch their first products to global firms looking to drive profitability and transform their operations. She focuses on specifically on operational strategy and technology. Jennifer also manages PwC’s global services at some of the firm’s largest pharmaceutical clients.

Before joining PwC, Jennifer was a partner at PRTM Management Consultants. Prior to consulting, she has held various management roles in manufacturing, supply chain, and process development at Eli Lilly. Jennifer received her BS in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.

Benjamin J. Proce

Benjamin J. Proce is a Lead Tax Partner in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences sectors. Ben is driven by a strong passion for serving his clients and providing solutions to their most complex business issues. Ben's objectives include an uncompromising commitment to excellence, treating others with kindness and respect, and developing future leaders within PwC.

Ben leads high-performing, multidimensional teams that are focused on bringing value and delivering the highest quality of service to his clients. Ben provides a wide range of services to his clients, including general tax consulting, planning, and federal and state and local tax compliance. Ben also advises his clients on financial-statement-disclosure-related issues, internal financial controls and Accounting for Income Taxes.Ben is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ben is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law where he earned the degree of Juris Doctor and St. John’s University where he earned both a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Sciences in Accounting.



The webinar will take place from 1:00-2:00pm ET on July 20, 2017.

All registrants will receive login instructions within 24 hours of the start time. All registrants will receive the recording and slides for the presentations, even if unable to participate live.