Richard Pomp


Professor Richard D. Pomp 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. He has been a Distinguished Professor in Residence at the Chulalongkorn Law School, Bangkok, Thailand, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo Law School and at Harvard Law School. Professor Pomp has served as an expert witness in various courts throughout the country and 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 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 Internal Revenue Service, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and foreign countries, including the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China, Indonesia, 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 90 schools, state tax administrations, and major accounting firms for internal training. Portions of the casebook have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

He has authored more than 80 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. Professor Pomp has been interviewed by NPR, Bloomberg Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets. He sits on numerous advisory and editorial boards, including the Bloomberg BNA State Tax Advisory Board. He is Chairman of the Board of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. In 2007, he received the New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation. In 2008 and 2009, he served as a co-reporter for the revision of UDITPA. In 2013, Professor Pomp was the hearing officer for the Multistate Tax Commission's proposed amendments to Article IV of the Multistate Tax Compact. In 2009 and 2010, he was a member of the California Commission on the 21st Century Economy. In 2011, he received the Bloomberg BNA Lifetime Achievement Award. He received the 2012 University of Connecticut’s Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. State Tax Notes selected him as the 2013 State Tax Person of the Year. In 2014 the Council on State Taxation (COST), gave him its Excellence in State Taxation Award. State Tax Notes selected him as the 2013 State Tax Person of the Year.

J.D., Harvard Law School (1972) magna cum laude 
B.S., University of Michigan (1967) summa cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
1440 T.M., State Taxation of American Indians, the Tribes, and Those Doing Business With Them: Sovereignty, Indian Commerce Clause, Treaties, and Statutes (author) 

Richard Pomp is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management State Tax Advisory Board.