Timothy J. Muris

Timothy J. Muris, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law. Professor Muris served from 2001-2004 as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. During his tenure at the FTC, he created the highly popular National Do Not Call Registry that has allowed millions of consumers to block unwanted telemarketing calls. In addition to his current position at George Mason, Muris is Of Counsel at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Professor Muris has held three previous positions at the Commission: Assistant Director of the Planning Office (1974-1976), Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (1981-1983), and Director of the Bureau of Competition (1983-1985). In 1981, Muris was Deputy Counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief. From 1985-1988, Muris served with the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. A member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, Muris has written widely on antitrust, consumer protection, regulatory, and budget issues.