ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Tax & Accounting announces that the 2011 Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Tax Law honors University of Connecticut Professor of Law Richard D. Pomp. The award was presented Dec. 12 at a meeting of the BNA Tax & Accounting Multistate Tax Advisory Board in New York City. The Latcham Award is named for Franklin C. Latcham, former Advisory Board chair and founder of BNA Tax Management's State Tax Portfolio Series.
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Professor Pomp is the Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law and serves as a highly regarded expert witness in state tax cases. He is also the former Director of the New York Tax Study Commission. Under his tenure, New York state restructured its personal and corporate income taxes and created an independent tax court.
"His brilliance, his wit, his genuinely friendly nature, and his academic leadership are an inspiration to all of us," said Multistate Tax Advisory Board Chair Paul H. Frankel. "The state and local tax profession is better—and we are all better—because he is part of it."
Professor Pomp is the author of State and Local Taxation, a casebook that 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 also has written more than 80 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.
"We have among us not only a scholar recognized for his acumen and ability to write, but also his ability to communicate," said Patrick R. Van Tiflin, partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP in Lansing, Mich.
Professor Pomp has served as counsel and a litigation consultant to law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and state tax administrations and has participated in various capacities in U.S. Supreme Court litigation. He also 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 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.
A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, Professor Pomp also 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.
Earlier recipients of the Latcham Award include Judge Bill Thompson, the Alabama Department of Revenue's chief administrative law judge; Prentiss Willson, former national director of Ernst & Young's State and Local Tax Practice and Procedure; Walter Hellerstein, professor of law at the University of Georgia Law School; James Buresh, former national partner in charge of sales and use tax practice for Deloitte and Touche; Jack Cronin, former partner in charge of Deloitte Tax's Multistate Tax Practice; Jean Walker, retired senior manager with Ernst & Young; William R. Brown, first executive director of COST; the late Paull Mines, general counsel with the Multistate Tax Commission; Joanne Garvey, member of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe in San Francisco; William Peltz, senior tax counsel for Shell Oil Corp.; Gerald Goldberg, former executive director of the California Franchise Tax Board; California tax attorney John Warren; the late educator and author Jerome Hellerstein; and Eugene Corrigan, first director of the Multistate Tax Commission.
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