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Scott M. Dayan Joins Ryan as Principal; Will Support Continued Expansion of International Tax Practice

Press Release May 29, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Scott M. Dayan has joined the management team as a Principal to support the continued growth of the Firm’s International Tax practice. Mr. Dayan will be based in Ryan’s Washington, D.C. office and joins an International Tax management team in the United States, Canada, and Europe, leading the Firm’s continued market penetration into more than 50 countries across the world. Mr. Dayan will extend Ryan’s income tax capabilities and provide global companies proven expertise and support in multiple international tax services, including tax planning, tax controversies, audits, and appeals.

Mr. Dayan has more than 35 years of international tax experience, managing issues across multiple industries for Fortune 500 multinational corporations. He has proven expertise in international tax matters, reportable transactions, and handling large case tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to joining Ryan, he was a Partner in the tax group of a Top 100 law firm, an Adjunct Professor of Tax Law at the Emory University School of Law, and previously served as a law clerk to Judge William Fay of the United States Tax Court. Mr. Dayan was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Tax in 2011 and the four years immediately preceding. He is listed in the 2009 and 2010 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and was named a Georgia “Super Lawyer” in Tax Law by Super Lawyers magazine in 2010 and the four years preceding. Mr. Dayan was also recognized in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2009. He holds a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from New York University School of Law and a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law.

“Ryan’s International Tax practice is committed to the continued growth of services and geographic expansion to support the growing demands of our premier multinational clients,” said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan Principal and International Tax and Transfer Pricing Practice Leader. “Adding a talented professional the caliber of Scott Dayan improves our ability to provide the most comprehensive integrated international tax offering in the industry today.”

“Ryan already provides tax services to many of the world’s leading global companies, and the addition of Scott Dayan will deliver tremendous value through additional international tax solutions,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Global Corporate Development. “The trust that Ryan has earned by delivering superior results for these multinational clients drives our commitment to dramatically expand Ryan’s international tax services.”

“Scott Dayan is one of the most experienced international tax experts in the industry, and his leadership will ensure our clients operating in the global market have direct access to the most innovative suite of international tax services for improving profitability and cash flow,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We will continue to acquire the very best international tax talent to support our premier global clients in countries all over the world.”

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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