Fred F. Murray Esq.

Director of the Graduate Tax Program and Professor of Taxation Practice
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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 former Chair of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (formerly the Commissioner’s Advisory Group, 1953 – 1998); 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 incoming Vice Chair for Continuing Legal Education, and a former Council Director, governing Council of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation; former Chair, Subcommittee on Tax Treaties and Competent Authority Matters, U.S. Activities of Foreigners & Tax Treaties Committee; former Chair, Administrative Practice Committee; and also a member, Foreign Activities of U.S. Taxpayers, Corporate Taxation, Government Relations and Government Submissions Committees, American Bar Association Tax Section. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Federal Bar Association Tax Section (previously Chair 2012-2013 and 1998-1999), and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is a Life Elected Member of the American Law Institute, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Bloomberg BNA International and Transfer Pricing Tax Advisory Board.

He previously taught as an adjunct member of the faculty at Georgetown University Law Center where he taught courses on international taxation and accounting for income taxes, corporate governance, securities law and other issues for corporate tax advisors. He has also lectured 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.

In addition, he is author of 6845-1 T.M., U.S. GAAP and Related Administrative Requirements for the International Tax Practitioner, BNA Tax Management Portfolio, Foreign Income Series, and an author and speaker on taxation and tax controversies, accounting and financial reporting, business and corporate governance, international and property law matters in more than 200 books, publications and programs published or conducted by various organizations in the United States and other countries. He has been cited in numerous articles in the press in the U.S. and abroad.

He serves and has served in various civic and charitable organizations and as a Catholic Charities Runner in the Marine Corps Marathon.

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

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
6845 T.M., U.S. GAAP and Related Administrative Requirements for the International Tax Practitioner (author)