TIMOTHY J. MURIS advises clients on all aspects of antitrust enforcement, with a particular focus on mergers, civil investigations and strategic counseling. He also has significant experience with consumer protection issues, including advertising and privacy regulation. Tim represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice, the European Commission and other domestic and international agencies.
Tim was chairman of the FTC from 2001 to 2004, where he oversaw the creation of the National Do Not Call Registry, increased antitrust scrutiny of intellectual property issues, and challenged fraudulent and deceptive advertising and health claims to protect U.S. consumers. Prior to being elevated to chairman, Tim was director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection and director of the Bureau of Competition. He is the only person ever to head both of the agency’s enforcement bureaus.
Over his career Tim has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in antitrust and is described as “one of the most knowledgeable people in the business.” Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in America have also commended him for his work.
Admissions & Certifications
- District of Columbia
- University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, J.D., 1974 (Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, UCLA Law Review)
- San Diego State University, B.A., 1971