Wakako has worked in public accounting since 2007 and focuses on international tax. She resolves all types of international tax issues, including helping clients compute foreign tax credits, enabling international entities to satisfy United States tax reporting requirements, assisting with tax structuring, ensuring earnings are properly repatriated, and helping multinational companies comply with transfer pricing. Wakako also assists with tax issues that arise during an acquisition, including managing the due diligence process.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • The Foreign-Derived Intangible Income Incentive
    (Moss Adams Webcast, April 2019)
  • Taxing the Cloud: Federal and State Tax Implications of Cloud Computing
    (Praxity North American International Tax Conference, November 2015)
  • Anti-Deferral Provisions – Contract Manufacturing, Holding Companies, Check-the-Box Rules
    (Praxity North American International Tax Conference, November 2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association


  • BA, business and law, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  • JD, law, New York Law School

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