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Randle B. Pollard

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(317) 274-2709
rpollard [at] iupui [dot] edu (E-mail)
Indianapolis, Room BS 4003

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  • Assistant Professor of Business Law and Taxation


  • Indianapolis


  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BS, Hampton University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA
  • Senior Counsel, Ice Miller, Indianapolis, IN
  • Domestic Tax Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • Tax Manager, Washington National Tax, KPMG LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • The Indiana Lawyer Newspaper 2006 “Up and Coming Lawyers”

Professional Interests

Federal tax policy, municipal finance, state and local taxation, economic incentives

Current Projects

  • “’Cut’ - and that's a Wrap” – the Film Industry’s Fleecing of State Tax Incentive Programs, working paper

Selected Publications

  • Pollard, Randle B. (2015), "Feeling Insecure - A State View of General Obligation Bonds - Mere “Promise to Pay” or Binding Obligation," 24 Widener Law Journal, 19.

  • Pollard, Randle B. (2015), "Was the Deal Worth it? – The Dilemma of States with Ineffective Economic Incentives Programs," 11 Hastings Business Law Journal, 1 (Lead article).

  • Pollard, Randle B. and Tod Perry (2014), "'Grade Incomplete' – Examining the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Attempt to Implement Credit Rating and Corporate Governance Reforms of Dodd-Frank," 47 Indiana Law Review, 147.

  • Pollard, Randle B. (2011), "Who’s Going to Pick Up the Trash? –  Using the Build America Bond Program to Help State and Local Governments’ Cash Deficits," 9 Pittsburgh Tax Review 171, Spring.