The awards, accomplishments, speaking engagements and news of the distinguished faculty at UConn School of Law:
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at a National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) meeting on race and insurance underwriting on June 18, 2021. The event will be held virtually from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on the NCOIL website. This meeting was planned at the behest of New York senator Neil Breslin, and Professor Kochenburger will participate on a panel of experts who will discuss the potential existence of racial discrimination in the insurance industry.
Professor Richard Pomp will speak at a California Tax Foundation Webinar on tax proposals on June 22, 2021. The event, "Taxing the Rich: New Tax Proposals on Individuals in California" will be held virtually as part of the foundation's 2021 webinar series. Pomp will speak on a panel of experts discussing proposed tax policy changes that would impose a wealth tax on certain individuals in the state of California.
Professor Richard Pomp's recent work New Hampshire v. Massachusetts: Taxation Without Representation? was cited by the plaintiff in a supplemental brief filed before the United States Supreme Court in the case New Hampshire v. Massachusetts. The case is challenging a Massachusetts tax rule as unconstitutional confiscation.
Dean Eboni S. Nelson will speak on a panel alongside other law school deans about how diverse leadership is changing the legal profession. The discussion, hosted by Legal Innovators, will take place on June 17, 2021 virtually. In addition to Nelson, speakers include Howard University School of Law Dean Danielle Holley-Walker, William & Mary Law School Dean A. Benjamin Spencer and George Washington University School of Law Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont appointed Richard Ashby Wilson to serve as a member on the newly created Hate Crimes Advisory Council. The council will be responsible for recommending legislation related to hate crimes and coordinating programs that increase community awareness and reporting of hate crimes. Wilson is one of Lamont's 25 appointees.
Professor Peter Kochenburger will speak at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' International Insurance Forum on the implications of AI and big tech on May 25th, 2021. The 55-minute event, "Innovation – Forecasting the Future of AI and Big Data" will be held virtually at 6:00 pm. Professor Kochenburger will participate on a panel of experts who will discuss how artifical intelligence has shaped the formation of new insurance companies, and the potential implications for consumers, such as benefits, and concerns about privacy.
Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the North Carolina Bar Association's 2021 Tax Section Program, held virtually on May 26, 2021. The prgram will explore state and local tax code changes, as well as the latest developments the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Professor Richard Pomp will speak at a Tax Analysts webinar on the relationship between Big Tech and taxing digital advertising revenue on May 12th at 2:00 pm EST. The one-hour event, "The Era of Digital Goods: How State Tax Legislation is Developing in a Modern World,” will be held on the Tax Analysts website. Pomp will speak on a panel of experts discussing a recent law in Maryland that taxes digital advertising revenue, which is the first of its kind.
Peter Kochenburger spoke at the Spring Meeting of the National Council of State Legislators (NCOIL). Kochenburger participated in the Special Committee on Race in Insurance Underwriting. The hybrid event was held in Charleston, SC on April 22.