Did you guys see that Andersen has rebranded? Yep, the firm dropped “Tax” from its name and is just going by Andersen from now on, or until Mark Vorsatz tries to sneak in an “A.” so the firm becomes A. Andersen. And did the press release just say, “Hearkening the legacy and values of the Andersen name?” Yeesh.
Anyhoo, to celebrate the name change, Andersen went ahead and poached a partner from Deloitte who used to work for Big 5 Arthur back in the day:
Andersen is proud to welcome Managing Director Bryan P. Collins to the US National Tax (USNT) practice in the Washington, D.C. office. Bryan brings to the firm over 30 years of experience in corporate tax consulting including spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, consolidated returns, corporate restructurings and S-Corporations.
Previously, Bryan was a partner at Arthur Andersen, and, most recently, at a Big Four firm. He also served in the Office of the Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department. For the prior 19 years, Bryan was also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School.
According to Collins’ LinkedIn profile, he joined Deloitte in 2002, and his bio on Practising Law Institute’s website says he was a partner in Deloitte’s Washington National Tax Office.
Before joining D-town, Collins had a 10-year career at Arthur Andersen.
He is a CPA, a member of the Texas and Washington, D.C. bars, and is a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section. Collins also has previously spoken at conferences for organizations such as the Tax Executives Institute and Practising Law Institute.
Collins’ hiring by Andersen just goes to show that you can go home again. Kind of.