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Cara Griffith
President and CEO, Tax Analysts

Cara provides strategic oversight for the direction of Tax Analysts. She has been instrumental in developing strategies to improve the Tax Notes suite of products and to aggressively pursue transparency in the administration of tax systems. Previously, Cara managed the editorial department, including the flagship daily news publications and weekly magazines. Griffith has written for a broad range of tax policy publications, including Tax Notes StateThe Tax AdviserThe Hedge Fund Law Report, and The Hill. She regularly speaks at tax conferences and other events on tax issues, on a variety of technical tax issues as well as the need for transparency in tax administration.

Griffith has a BA in political science and a BA in international studies from the University of Evansville and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.

Eric Luedtke

Eric Luedtke represents District 14 in the Maryland House of Delegates where he serves as the Majority Leader and Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee. As Revenues Subcommittee Chair, he works to reevaluate our tax code to ensure that it works for, and not against, Marylanders. Outside of his role as a legislator, he works as a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public of Policy.

Richard Pomp

Richard D. Pomp is the Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. 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 federal government, the U.S. Congress, and many foreign governments. 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.

Nancy Prosser

Nancy Prosser is general counsel at the Multistate Tax Commission where she is one of six attorneys who provide legal support to the operations, staff, and programs of the Commission and the states who participate in the work of the Commission.

She previously served as General Counsel at the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, where she provided legal advice and counsel to the Comptroller, Deputy Comptroller, and other members of Executive Administration, and participated in a variety of program activities that supported the agency’s key missions. 

Prior to joining the Comptroller’s office, she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Taxation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office where she defended tax statutes and Comptroller rules before state district and appellate courts. 

Doug Lindholm

Douglas L. Lindholm, Esq. is President and Executive Director of the Council On State Taxation (COST), and President of the State Tax Research Institute, COST’s research foundation. COST, with a membership of nearly 550 multistate corporations, is dedicated to preserving and promoting equitable and nondiscriminatory state taxation of multi-jurisdictional entities. Prior to taking the helm at COST, Mr. Lindholm served as Counsel, State Tax Policy for the General Electric Company in Washington, DC, and as Sr. Manager in the Washington National Tax Office of Price Waterhouse LLP.  He has written numerous articles on federal, state and local tax issues in a wide variety of publications; testifies frequently before state legislatures and Congress on state tax issues; offers commentary on radio and television; and is a frequent speaker at national tax conferences and seminars. 

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