Richard Pomp

Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law
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860-570-5251
Office: Hosmer 242

Scholarship

  • 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, State Taxation of American Indians, the Tribes and Those Doing Business With Them: Sovereignty, Indian Commerce Clause, Treaties and Statues (2014)

Richard D. Pomp, Report of the Hearing Officer, Multistate Tax Compact, Proposed Amendments (2013)

Richard D. Pomp, State and Local Taxation (8th ed. 2015)

Richard D. Pomp, 2016 Guidebook to Connecticut Taxes

Recent Faculty Notes
Richard Pomp to Speak at Business Tax Conference
Dec 10, 2019 -

Professor Richard Pomp will debate state and local tax issues with Fredrick J. Nicely of the Council on State Taxation at the 29th annual Ohio Business Tax Conference in Columbus on January 29, 2020.

Richard Pomp to Speak at Taxation Institute
Dec 6, 2019 -

Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the NYU School of Professional Studies Institute on State and Local Taxation in New York City on December 16, 2019. He and Jeffrey A. Friedman, a partner in Eversheds Sutherland, will provide an overview and preview of federal constitutional issues in taxation.

Richard Pomp to Debate COST President
Nov 8, 2019 -

Professor Richard Pomp will debate Douglas Lindholm, president and executive director of the Council On State Taxation, on Nov. 20, 2019 at the New England State & Local Tax Forum in Newton, Mass. They will discuss questions involving developments in state and local taxation.

Recent In The Media
Richard Pomp in Tax Notes: AG's Advice on Digital Ad Tax Highlights Issues (Mar 2, 2020)
Richard Pomp in Law 360: Ga. Proposal Could Embolden Anti-Deference Trend In Tax Suits (Feb 26, 2020)
Richard Pomp in Tax Notes: California Appellate Court Upholds Possessory Interest Tax on Tribal Land (Feb 10, 2020)