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Barry Quirke is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in the Chicago office. As a member of the Tax Department, Mr. Quirke concentrates his practice in the area of international corporate tax matters, including planning for corporate acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, joint ventures, intercompany transactions, leasing and cross-border financings. He works predominantly and extensively with multinational corporations and has developed and implemented global effective tax rate planning strategies for these companies. He has worked on structuring multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, post-acquisition integration, internal reorganizations and joint ventures in Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific for both industrial and financial service companies. Mr. Quirke is a frequent speaker on international tax topics for various professional organizations and is a member of the American Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association. He received his JD cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law. Along with Professor Postlewaite, he teaches Advanced International Taxation.