- Richard Pomp
- Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law
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Richard D. Pomp is the Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. He has taught at Harvard, New York University, Columbia, Texas, and Boston College. In addition, he has been a Distinguished Professor in Residence, Chulalongkorn Law School, Bangkok, Thailand, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo Law School and at Harvard Law School.
Professor Pomp serves as an expert witness in various courts throughout the country and as counsel and a litigation consultant to law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and state tax administrations. He has participated in various capacities in Supreme Court litigation.
Professor Pomp has also served as a consultant to cities, states, the Multistate Tax Commission, the Navajo Nation, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the Department of Justice, the IRS, the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank, and numerous foreign countries, including the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China, Indonesia, the Gambia, Zambia, Mexico, the Philippines, Pakistan, India, and Vietnam. He is the former Director of the New York Tax Study Commission. Under his tenure, New York restructured its personal and corporate income taxes, and created an independent tax court.
Professor Pomp's casebook, State and Local Taxation, has been used in more than 90 schools, state tax administrations, and major accounting firms for their internal training. Portions of the casebook have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is also the author of more than 80 articles, numerous chapters in books, and various books and monographs. His writings have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times.
In addition to the local and regional media, Professor Pomp has been interviewed by NPR, Bloomberg Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Sacramento Bee, The Baltimore Sun and The International Herald Tribune. He has been described as "one of the giants in the field" (19 State Tax Notes 425); "one of the preeminent scholars in the field" (12 State Tax Notes 1405); "the most knowledgeable person on state corporate income taxation in the country" (28 State Tax Notes 353); "one of the top minds in the profession" (21 State Tax Notes 716); one of the "legends" in the field (25 State Tax Notes 869). "Few people on the planet understand state taxation as well as Professor Pomp" (36 State Tax Notes 270).
Professor Pomp sits on numerous advisory and editorial boards, including the CCH, State Tax Advisory Board; State Income Tax Alert; E-Commerce Tax Alert; the BNA Tax Management State Tax Advisory Board; the Deloitte & Touche Center for Multistate Taxation; State Tax Notes; the Center for State and Local Taxation. He is Chairman of the Board of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
In 2007, he received the NYU Institute on State and Local Taxation Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation. In 2008 and 2009, he served as a co-reporter for the revision of the Uniform Division of Income for Tax Purposes Act (UDITPA). In 2009 and 2010, he was a member of the California Commission on the 21st Century Economy. In 2011, he received the BNA Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the 2012 winner of the University's Faculty Excellence in Teaching--Graduate Level.