Richard Pomp

Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law
Professor Pomp headshot.
Office: Hosmer 284
  • 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, 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 accepted as an expert witness in more than 30 states and in the federal district courts, appearing in more than 120 cases. He serves as counsel and a litigation consultant to law firms, corporations, and accounting firms. 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 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 100 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 "the most knowledgeable person on state corporate income taxation in the country" (28 State Tax Notes 353).

In 2007, he received the NYU Institute on State and Local Taxation Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation. In 2011, he received the 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 Awards. In 2017, Professor Pomp 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 National Tax Conference
Nov 12, 2018 -

Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the National Tax Association's 111th Annual Conference on Taxation on November 16, 2018, in New Orleans. He will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Wayfair: The Way Forward."

Richard Pomp to Speak at New England Tax Forum
Nov 12, 2018 -

Professor Richard Pomp will speak at the 2018 New England State and Local Tax Forum on November 14, 2018, in Newton, Massachusetts. He will debate Doug Lindholm, executive director of the Council on State Taxation, as they recap the nation’s top state tax cases, federal legislation, policy developments and controversies over the last year.

Richard Pomp Speaks at Legislative Commissioners' Office
Nov 8, 2018 -

Professor Richard Pomp spoke to the attorneys of the Connecticut Legislative Commissioners' Office of the Connecticut General Assembly on November 8, 2018 in Hartford. He addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which overruled Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, thus clearing the way for states to impose sales tax on internet sales by companies that have no physical presence in the state.

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