Pilar Mata is Tax Counsel at the Tax Executives Institute in Washington, D.C., where she supports the advocacy and educational efforts of TEI’s members. In this role, Ms. Mata authors amicus briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and state appellate courts, comment letters filed with state and local tax authorities, and policy statements reflecting TEI’s position on important administrative and procedural issues. She is also responsible for facilitating liaison meetings and ongoing discussions with state and local tax authorities and governmental organizations.
Prior to joining TEI, Ms. Mata was Counsel in the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, focusing on state and local tax matters, with an emphasis on litigation. Ms. Mata’s clients have included members of the cable and satellite television industries, traditional and VoIP telecommunications providers, and several companies whose products and services are founded upon IP technologies. She is a frequent speaker at tax conferences and has co-authored numerous articles. Before joining Sutherland, Pilar was an attorney with Morrison & Foerster LLP.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2000)
M.S., Finance, San Diego State University (1994) honors
B.B.A., University of San Diego (1992) cum laude
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
Sales and Use Taxes: Communications Services and Electronic Commerce (Portfolio 1350)
This Portfolio discusses the application of state sales and use taxes to both traditional and novel communications services and electronic commerce.