Richard Pomp

Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law
Professor Pomp headshot.
Office: Hosmer 242


  • State Taxation
  • Federal Taxation
  • Indian Taxation

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, University of 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 has been qualified as an expert witness in more than 30 states and the federal district courts and has appeared in more than 120 cases. He serves as counsel and a litigation consultant to law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and state tax administrations. He has participated in various capacities in U.S. 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, now in its 9th edition, has been used in more than 100 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 110 articles, numerous chapters in books, and various books and monographs. His writings have 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 CNN, NPR, Bloomberg Radio, Sirius Radio, KCBS, WINA, 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.

In 2007, he received the NYU Institute on State and Local Taxation Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation. In 2011, he was awarded the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the 2012 winner of the University of Connecticut’s Faculty Excellence in Teaching - Graduate Level. Tax Analysts selected him as its 2013 State Tax Lawyer and Academic of the Year. In 2014, he received the Council on State Taxation’s  Excellence in State Taxation Award. The Connecticut Law Tribune selected him for a 2015 Professional Excellence Award. He recently won the Perry Zirkel '76 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Richard D. Pomp, My Dinner With Ruth, 98 Tax Notes State 16 (2020).

Richard D. Pomp, A Report to the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management Regarding a Proposed Payroll Tax (2020).

Richard D. Pomp, Myth vs. Reality: Airbnb & Its Voluntary Tax Collection Efforts, 93 State Tax Notes 187 (2019).

Richard D. Pomp, State and Local Taxation (9th ed. 2019).

Recent Faculty Notes
Richard Pomp to Speak on Tax Analysts Panel
May 5, 2021 -

Professor Richard Pomp will speak on a panel called "The Era of Digital Goods: How State Tax Legislation Is Developing in a Modern World," on May 12, 2021. The virtual event, featuring four other expert panelists, will be presented by Tax Analysts. 

Richard Pomp Speaks at ABA/IPT Tax Seminar
Mar 22, 2021 -

Richard Pomp was a panelist during a discussion on Apportionment at the Virtual 2021 ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminar. The discussion provided an update of recent apportionment developments and aimed to describe the basic principles of apportionment, and market-based sourcing. 

Richard Pomp Speaks at ABA Tax Seminar
Mar 16, 2021 -

Richard Pomp led an advanced tax discussion for the ABA Sales/Use Tax Seminar. The talk, titled "The Big Easy Brawl," focused on major developments in today’s state and local tax world and spot trends in the SALT area to anticipate potential problems and find potential solutions. 

Recent In The Media
Richard Pomp in Law360: States To Explore Digital Taxes Despite Ad Tax Suits, Attys Say (May 10, 2021)
Richard Pomp in Tax Notes: Oregon Tax Court Rules in Tobacco Wholesaler Case (May 3, 2021)
Richard Pomp in Tax Notes: Connecticut Lawmakers Revive Payroll Tax Proposal (Apr 27, 2021)