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Patrick Connolly

Dale E. Fowler School of Law


Patrick Connolly is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Tax Program and teaches U.S. Taxation of International Income and Corporate Taxation. Mr. Connolly received a BA in Liberal Arts from Boston University in 1990, a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1996 and an LL.M. in Tax from Boston University School of Law in 1997. Mr. Connolly has over 21 years of practice experience in the area of international taxation. 

Prior to joining First American Financial Corporation as its Director of International Tax, Mr. Connolly was an International Tax Partner at DLA Piper  LLP and an International Tax Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior to joining First American, Mr. Connolly advised both private and public U.S. and non-U.S. multinational companies across industries including the software, semiconductor, life sciences and information services industries on U.S. and non-U.S. tax issues in connection with global expansions, acquisitions, tax efficient global structuring, restructuring of operations and repatriations.

Mr. Connolly was previously an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Law where he taught Advanced International Taxation. In addition, Mr. Connolly has spoken on numerous international tax issues at various tax conferences including the Tax Executive Institute annual international tax conference (Orange County and Los Angeles chapters), the International Fiscal Association USA Branch annual conference, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s annual Global Transfer Pricing Conference and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s annual Southern California International Tax Conference.