Law Professor Nominated to Chair FTC

Posted: March 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Timothy Muris, a professor in the School of Law, was nominated yesterday by President George W. Bush to serve as chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A nationally respected figure in regulatory and antitrust law, Muris has been a member of the university’s law faculty since 1988.

“We are pleased and honored that the president has chosen one of our colleagues for such an important post in government,” says Mark Grady, dean of the School of Law. “Tim has been one of the intellectual leaders of our faculty.”

Before coming to George Mason, Muris served in a variety of capacities at the FTC, including assistant to the director of the Office of Policy Planning and Evaluation, consultant, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and director of the Bureau of Competition.

The FTC shares antitrust responsibility with the U.S. Department of Justice and is the principal federal consumer protection agency.

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