Pilar Sansone Mata


Pilar Mata is State Tax Counsel at the Tax Executives Institute in Washington, D.C., Prior to joining TEI in February 2015, Ms. Mata spent six years as Counsel in the law firm  of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, focusing on state and local tax matters, with an emphasis on litigation. 

Ms. Mata's clients have included members of the cable and satellite television industries, traditional and VoIP telecommunications providers, and several companies whose products and services are founded upon IP technologies. She has been a speaker at tax conferences and has co-authored numerous articles. 

Before joining Sutherland, Pilar was an attorney with Morrison & Foerster LLP. She has also held positions as an Auditor with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and as an Account Administrator at Wells Fargo.

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2000)
M.S., Finance, San Diego State University (1994) honors
B.B.A., University of San Diego  (1992) cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
1350 T.M., Sales and Use Taxes: Communications Services and Electronic Commerce (co-author)