Fred F. Murray
Managing Director, Tax Risk Management,
Grant Thornton LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Rice University; J.D. University of Texas at Austin. 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...Continue Reading
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 Vice-Chair (and Chair-Elect) 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, governing Council of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation; Chair, Subcommittee on Tax Treaties and Competent Authority Matters, U.S. Activities of Foreigners & Tax Treaties Committee; former Chair, Administrative Practice Committee; and a member, Foreign Activities of US Taxpayers, Government Relations and Government Submissions Committees, American Bar Association Tax Section. He is twice a former Chair of the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation, and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He is an Elected Life 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.
Recent Panels and Publications
Fred is an author and speaker on taxation, 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.
US Branch Co-Reporter, Exchange of Information and Cross-Border Cooperation between Tax Authorities USA Branch Report, International Fiscal Association - Copenhagen Congress 2013.
Author, “FIN 48 -- Changes Affecting Private Entities, Partnerships and Pass-throughs, Tax Exempt Organizations, and Business Combinations,” annual multi-volume "Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings,” Practising Law Institute, New York, NY, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 programs and editions.
Author, 6845-1 T.M., U.S. GAAP and Related Administrative Requirements for the International Tax Practitioner, Bureau of National Affairs, Tax Management Portfolios, Foreign Income Series, 2012.
Author, “Uncertainties Increase for Private Equity Investment,” Bureau of National Affairs, Daily Tax Report, Washington, D.C., June 27, 2007.
Author, “FIN 48 – Now for Private and Public Entities,” Bureau of National Affairs, Daily Tax Report, Washington, D.C., August 31, September 1 - 4, 2009 (published in 5 parts). Also published as “FIN 48: Now for Public and Private Entities,” Accounting Policy and Practice, Special Report, Volume 5, Number 3, Bureau of National Affairs, September 18, 2009, and in Tax Management, Accounting Series Portfolios.
Co-Author, “Promote Dividend Repatriation,” included in compilation Toward Tax Reform - Recommendations for President Obama’s Task Force, Tax Analysts, Washington, DC, September, 2009.
Editor-in-Chief, Co-Author, The NFTC Foreign Income Project: International Tax Policy for the 21st Century, National Foreign Trade Council, Inc., Washington, DC, December, 2001.
The Euromoney Global Tax Handbook, “Challenges facing the corporate tax department,” Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, London, 2004 ed.