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MultiState Expands Tax Policy Team: Deborah R. Bierbaum Brings Decades of High-Level Experience

ALEXANDRIA, Va.MultiState is expanding its tax policy team with the addition of Deborah R. Bierbaum. Deborah brings to MultiState decades of high-level experience in tax policy from her tenure at AT&T, where she most recently served as assistant vice president, external tax policy, and, prior to her work with AT&T, as deputy commissioner of tax policy for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. She will join MultiState as a Senior Tax Policy Advisor. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Deborah to MultiState,” said Joe Crosby, Chairman & CEO and lead of MultiState’s tax policy team. “I first met Deborah during the proceedings of the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce in the late 1990s. Her intelligence, work ethic, and absolute commitment to finding tax policies that solve problems for taxpayers and administrators are unparalleled. Deborah is the person that other very senior tax policy professionals turn to when they need advice. She will be an incredible resource for our tax policy clients, providing them with the extraordinary service they have come to expect from us.” 

“I’ve been a client of MultiState for several years, and I’ve always been impressed with the company and its tax policy team,” said Bierbaum. “I’m fortunate to be joining a group of talented professionals, many of whom are also old and dear friends.”

Some of Deborah’s key accomplishments at AT&T include: helping to shape the Federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act; working on all iterations of the Internet Tax Freedom Act and successfully obtaining key changes to the definition of “internet access” to treat all technologies on a level playing field; securing state support for the federal Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act; and building a strong advocacy team that is seen as a role model by other companies. She has served on the Board of the Council on State Taxation and the Streamlined Governing Board Business Advisory Council. She Co-chairs the New Jersey Tax Council and recently won the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Leonard C Johnson award for advising policymakers on tax issues in the FY2019 budget. Click the button below to download a PDF version of this press release. Contact Shannon Augustus ( with any questions.

Influence State Tax Policy 

Tax policy can be one of the most challenging areas for government affairs executives. In the wake of significant changes in the economy and federal tax laws, state and local tax policy has become a top priority for large businesses and trade associations. MultiState’s team understands the issues, knows the key players, and can help you effectively navigate and engage.

MultiState offers a customized, strategic solution to meet your needs and can provide an early warning system to ensure that you’re positioned for long-term success. We work with you to develop and execute a proactive multistate tax legislative agenda, provide guidance for your tax and government affairs teams, and create and refine advocacy collateral to support your efforts.

About MultiState

MultiState exists to make the extraordinary expected so that our clients can act with confidence to achieve their goals. Since 1984, MultiState has provided the full spectrum of government relations services to help guide our clients to effectively participate in the democratic process at the federal, state, and local levels. Do you need to track mission-critical issues? Launch an advocacy campaign? Find the right lobbyist? Streamline your compliance process? More importantly, we can design and execute a full advocacy campaign to advance your tax policy priorities. Learn more about our tax solutions team or contact us here