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Muris Named Economic Advisor to McCain Presidential Campaign

A second Mason Law professor this week has been named an advisor to a 2008 presidential candidate.

Foundation Professor of Law Timothy Muris has been selected by Senator John McCain of Arizona to be part of his economic policy team, which consists of a group of economists, professors, and prominent conservative policy leaders who will advise McCain in his bid for the White House.

A press release from McCain's presidential campaign noted that "Members of the economic policy team will use their combined years of experience and expertise with domestic and international economic issues to help guide and promote his call for greater economic freedom and more robust growth."

Muris served from 2000-2004 as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, creating the National Do Not Call Registry during his tenure there. His government service includes, in addition to three previous positions at the FTC, three years with the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.

Muris joined the faculty of Mason Law as a Foundation Professor in 1988 and was interim dean of the law school from 1996-1997. A member of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section, Muris has written widely on antitrust, consumer protection, regulatory, and budget issues. He teaches Antitrust, Consumer Law, European Union Law, and International Trade.

In addition to his current position at Mason Law, Muris is Of Counsel at the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers and is Co-Chair of the firm's Antitrust/Competition Practice.