On February 26, 2018, the US Tax Court announced that Judge Maurice B. Foley has been elected Chief Judge to serve a two-year term beginning June 1, 2018. Judge Foley will replace Chief Judge Paige Marvel.
Judge Foley was appointed to the US Tax Court by President Clinton on April 9, 1995. He was reappointed by President Obama on November 25, 2011, for a second term ending November 24, 2026. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Swarthmore College, a JD from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and a master of laws in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Before his appointment to the Tax Court, he was a lawyer for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the United States Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy. Judge Foley is an adjunct professor at American University Washington College of Law, the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Judge Foley has decided numerous important cases, including: Xilinx Inc. v. Commissioner, 125 TC 37 (2005) and Rent-A-Center, Inc. v. Commissioner, 142 TC 1 (2014); and Veritas Software Corp. v. Commissioner, 133 TC 297 (2009).