Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

November 01, 2003
Tax Expert New SCALE Adjunct Professor

Mark S. Hoose, senior tax counsel for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, has joined Southwestern’s adjunct faculty to teach SCALE Tax Transactions in spring 2004. In his current position, Professor Hoose advises business development personnel on U.S. and foreign income and other tax aspects of international and domestic joint ventures, acquisitions, and dispositions. He has also restructured entities within the corporation to maximize U.S. foreign tax credits and U.S. tax deferral.

Prior to joining Occidental, Professor Hoose was tax senior manager for Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles and San Francisco where he advised domestic and international corporations on U.S. international tax matters, including transfer pricing, corporate structure, repatriation strategies, foreign tax credit planning, management of international intellectual property, and tax-efficient use of debt and financial products. In other assignments, Professor Hoose was a senior tax advisor to BHP Copper & BHP Minerals in San Francisco; Baker & McKenzie in Washington, D.C.; and Price Waterhouse International Tax Services in Chicago. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University Law School, teaching International Tax in the LL.M. program. Among his articles are "Foreign Tax Credit Implications of Mergers and Acquisitions, published in Mergers and Acquisitions (November 2001) and Effective Tax Rate for U.S. MNCs, published in International Finance & Treasury (October 4, 1999).

Professor Hoose earned his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. and LL.M. degrees from George Washington University National Law Center.