James P. Timony has been named Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Federal Trade Commission. Timony, who was appointed as an administrative law judge at the FTC in 1976, also has heard cases for 16 other agencies.
Judge Timony joined the Commission in 1959 as a trial attorney and later spent seven years in the Office of General Counsel representing the Commission in federal trial and appellate court litigation. He also was in private practice in Dayton, Ohio.
Timony has an undergraduate degree from Ohio University, and an LL.B. and LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center, where he was on the Georgetown Law Journal. He wrote "Disciplinary Proceedings Against Federal Administrative Law Judges," 6 W.New England L. Rev. 807 (1984) and "Performance Evaluation of Federal Administrative Law Judges," 7 Ad. Law J. of Am. U. 629 (1983). He served as President of the 500-member Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference.
Judge Timony is married to a District of Columbia school teacher. They have two children, a rock musician and an artist, living in Boston.
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(FTC File No. P95 0101)