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Crystal Kleitz

Crystal Kleitz joined Economic Consulting Services in 1986. In her current position as Senior Economist, Ms. Kleitz performs a variety of economic and statistical analysis work, primarily in the field of international transfer pricing.

Ms. Kleitz has been deeply involved in the area of international trade/tax litigation, where she has estimated arm’s length transfer prices for tangible property, intangible property and services. She has performed work for both the IRS and the taxpayer for use in pre-audit, audit and litigation stages, and in prospective pricing. For the IRS, her work has included an analysis of the valuation of intangibles for a high-technology product sourced in the Far East. For a Fortune 500 manufacturer of a consumer durable product, she was involved in estimating distributor margins and other data used in examining and comparing intercompany transfer prices to market-based transfer prices. She has assisted the same company in setting its fiscal year intercompany transfer prices on an annual basis.

Ms. Kleitz has worked on numerous transfer pricing cases at various stages of litigation including trial, arbitration and appeals. In addition, Ms. Kleitz has worked directly with clients in preparing Section 6662 documentation reports to support their transfer pricing systems.

Further, Ms. Kleitz has worked in the area of business valuation. Most recently, for tax litigation, she assisted in the valuation of a foreign subsidiary of a U.S. corporation relating to a corporate restructuring.

Ms. Kleitz has also worked on several trade litigation cases, where she has performed dumping margin calculations. She has provided statistical support for petitions filed by domestic industries relating to import relief, including an econometric analysis of the economic effect of terminating import relief for the specialty steel industry.

Before coming to ECS, Ms. Kleitz worked at the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) in the International Trade and Economics Department as a research assistant. At AISI, Ms. Kleitz was involved in monitoring steel imports and unfair trade cases relating to steel.

Ms. Kleitz previously worked as a graduate research assistant in the Economics Department at the Northern Virginia Graduate Center for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she performed research and gave statistical support to ongoing projects relating to macro-economics.

Prior to this, Ms. Kleitz spent four years with National Economic Research Associates, Inc. as a research assistant. She was involved in antitrust and regulatory work, where she performed research and prepared statistical support for testimony by expert economic witnesses. Areas of work included telecommunications and electric utilities.

Ms. Kleitz received her B.A. in economics from Michigan State University, and her M.A. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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