Charles Triplett is a widely experienced tax lawyer and advisor whose practice focuses especially on matters of international tax.
He served for 16 years with the US Internal Revenue Service, where his primary concentration was placed on international tax issues, and particularly on transfer pricing. His responsibilities included major litigation of Eli Lilly
and G.D. Searle
cases; creation and development of the world’s first Advance Pricing Agreement program; numerous legislative efforts and Congressional testimony; and representation of the United States at various international bodies, such as the OECD.
In the course of his private practice, Charles has emphasized cross-border issues affecting such industries as automotive and parts, computer products and peripherals, semiconductors, telecommunications, engineering, pharmaceuticals, food products, financial products, banking, insurance and energy. He has been cited in leading professional publications, including the International Tax Review’s
"The World's Leading Tax Advisers; "The Best of the Best,” The World's Leading Transfer Pricing Lawyers"; and "The World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers,” (in 2000, receiving the most votes among nominees for this mention).
Charles joined Mayer Brown in 1994. Prior to that, he was with Shearman & Sterling in Washington, DC. His experience with the Internal Revenue Service (1977–1993) includes: Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel (1992–1993); Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, International (1986–1992); National Tax Shelter Coordinator (1984–1986); and Special Trial Attorney (1983–1984).
Charles is the author of numerous articles in various tax publications.