Orla O'Connor

Principal, Tax, KPMG

Orla has engaged with tax from many angles throughout her professional career. First, at law firms, she drafted tax provisions in contracts and various tax disclosures. As a tax advisor to financial services companies and the IRS, she helped them understand their rights and obligations under the tax code. And now as a Principal at KPMG, she advises institutional investors “cradle to grave” from tax planning through tax reporting and compliance. Unless and until we have a postcard-size tax return and a single volume tax code, Orla's personal mission is to help shine a light on the tax code so that all players can understand the rules and agitate for positive change.

Orla has a degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a law degree (J.D.) from Columbia University.