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Fred F. Murray

Special Counsel and Professor in Residence
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel
Fred Murray is an attorney (District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and Texas (Board Certified in Tax Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization), and various federal courts) and C.P.A. (Maryland and Texas). His experience includes public law and accounting practice, government service as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division at the Department of Justice and as a Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, where he was involved in drafting of legislation and testimony, legislative investigations, and other Congressional matters, litigation, and in regulations, revenue rulings and other agency guidance. Fred also served as Vice President for Tax Policy at the National Foreign Trade Council and General Counsel and Director of Tax Affairs at the Tax Executives Institute.

He is a member of the US Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (formerly Commissioner's Advisory Group); former Advisor to the International Tax Working Group of the United States Senate Finance Committee; and a former member, Commissioner's Advisory Council, Department of Taxation and Finance, State of New York.

He is a Council Director of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, and Last Retiring Chair, Administrative Practice Committee, and Chair, Subcommittee on Tax Treaties and Competent Authority Matters, U.S. Activities of Foreigners & Tax Treaties Committee, and member, Foreign Activities of US Taxpayers, Government Relations and Government Submissions Committees of the Section. He is a prior Chair of the Federal Bar Association Tax Section and again its Chair-Elect. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an Elected Member of the American Law Institute, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Bloomberg BNA U.S. International Advisory Board.

He serves as an adjunct member of the faculty at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches courses on international taxation and accounting for income taxes, corporate governance, securities law and other issues for corporate tax advisors. He also lectures at the New York University School of Law. Previously, Fred Murray was also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, and the University of Houston Law Center.

Education:
J.D. University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Rice University

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