Randle Pollard Rochelle and Thomas McN. Millhiser Professor of Practice

Phone: 540-458-8219

Email: rpollard@wlu.edu

Office: 446 Lewis Hall

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Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Corporate Income Tax, Federal Taxation of Individuals, State and Local Tax


BS, Hampton University

JD, Georgetown University

LLM, Georgetown University


Randle Pollard joined W&L Law in 2022 as the Rochelle and Thomas McN. Millhiser Professor of Practice, teaching Federal Income Taxation of Individuals and the Tax Planning & Representation of Non-Profit Organizations Practicum. He is also a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group at Ogletree Deakins in Washington, DC.

In his practice, Professor Pollard focuses on employment tax matters at both the federal and state levels, the review of labor and tax laws governing qualified benefit plans, and advises client on the taxation of employee fringe benefits. He has over twenty years of tax law experience as in-house counsel, and from prior positions within government, public accounting, and academia.

Professor Pollard has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law on the faculty of American University, Washington College of Law, and as Assistant Professor of Business Law and Taxation at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. From 2012 to 2016 at Kelley he taught Introduction to Federal Income Taxation, and State and Local Tax in the Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation programs. He also taught from 2009 to 2012 as an Associate Professor of Law at Widener University Commonwealth School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At Widener, he taught Business Organizations Law, Comparative Corporate Law (in Sydney, Australia), Corporate Income Tax, Federal Taxation of Individuals, and State and Local Tax.

Prior to a career in academia, Professor Pollard was a Tax Manager for KPMG LLP, Washington National Tax in Washington, D.C. Subsequently in Indianapolis, he served as Domestic Tax Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company and as Senior Counsel at the law firm Ice Miller LLP. Professor Pollard is a graduate of Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia where he earned a B.S. in Accounting, High Honors. Professor Pollard earned Juris Doctor and LL.M. degrees from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he was Business Editor for the Journal of Law and Technology.

Professor Pollard has been a panelist and presenter at several conferences and meetings including those associated with the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the National Bar Association, and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. His scholarship focuses on municipal bonds, state and local tax policy and state and local tax incentives.