Professor Lard is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US). He is a nationally known state tax lawyer with significant experience and insight into state tax policy, digital economy and communications tax issues. Todd provides clients with strategic tax planning and solutions to state tax controversy matters, and advocates at the state and federal levels regarding state tax policy and legislative issues. Todd returned to Eversheds Sutherland (US) in 2013 after spending five years as General Counsel at the Council On State Taxation (COST). His work there included legislative administrative and judicial advocacy on complex state and local tax issues for multistate corporations, including nexus, jurisdiction, discriminatory taxation and apportionment. He testified before government authorities and filed amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court and state appellate courts advocating fair and nondiscriminatory taxation of multistate corporations. Todd also served as a Tax Research Manager for Nextel Communications and worked in the Washington National Tax Office of KPMG.