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David Pope

Baker & McKenzie LLP


David Pope is a state and local tax partner in the New York office. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, David practiced state and local tax in the New York office of an international law firm and in a Big 4 accounting firm.

Practice Focus

David's practice focuses on state and local corporate income tax, sales and use tax, property tax, payroll tax, personal income tax, and unclaimed property in all states. He represents clients in all aspects of state and local tax, including controversy, litigation, planning, and restructuring matters. In addition, David has substantial experience defending clients in tax-related False Claims Act matters. David has advised Fortune 500 clients in the retail, financial, digital, insurance, energy, media, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries across the United States.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association - Tax Section
  • American Bar Association - Tax Section


  • New York~United States (2008)


  • New York University School of Law (LL.M.) (2012)
  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude) (2007)
  • State University of New York at Binghamton (B.S./B.A.) (2004)
  • Speaker, “Where's Everybody Going?  Residency Trends” 2021 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2021
  • Speaker, “SALT Transfer Pricing in the 21st Century,” COST 2021 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 2021
  • Speaker, "Destination USA," Baker McKenzie International Webinar, September 2021
  • Speaker, “Important Transactional Tax Controversies for 2021 and Beyond,” COST 2021 Sales and Transaction Tax Webinar, Webinar, March 2021
  • Speaker, “State of the State,”  TEI New England Chapter's SALT Seminar, March 2021
  • Author, “Working From Home: State Tax Impact of a Growing Remote Workforce,” Corporate Taxation, December 2020