David Forst is the Practice Group Leader of the Tax Group of Fenwick & West where he focuses on international corporate taxation. David is included in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers. He is also in Law and Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Corporate and Tax Lawyers (for the last seven years). David is listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2011-2016), and has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer in Tax by San Francisco Magazine.
David is a lecturer at Stanford Law School on international taxation where he has taught Stanford’s international tax course for a number of years. He is an editor of and regular contributor to the Journal of Taxation, where his publications have included articles on international joint ventures, international tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, the dual consolidated loss regulations, and foreign currency issues. He is a regular contributor to the Journal of Passthrough Entities, where he writes a column on international issues. David is a frequent chair and speaker at tax conferences, including the NYU Tax Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, and the International Fiscal Association.
David graduated with an A.B., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and received his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School.