May 30, 2001
News Release 01-078


Stephen Koplan, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), announced today that Judge Delbert R. "Chip" Terrill has been named an Administrative Law Judge at the ITC. Terrill will manage litigation, preside over evidentiary hearings, and make initial determinations in the agency's investigations involving unfair practices in import trade. These investigations most often involve allegations of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.

Terrill served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1989 until his ITC appointment. His extensive government background includes service with the U.S. Air Force, in the Executive Office of the President during the Ford Administration, as legislative and legal counsel to members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, in the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, in the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia, and with the Department of Defense Legal Services Directorate for Industrial Security Clearance Review, where he was a Hearing Examiner. Earlier in his career, he served as a consulting attorney in connection with antitrust, regulatory, and competitive issues raised by potential corporate transactions involving Occidental Petroleum.

Terrill is a 1970 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a B.S. degree. He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1974 and was admitted to the Michigan Bar that year. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and has been admitted to practice before numerous state and federal courts. He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer. His professional military training includes the Air War College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Air Force Squadron Officer School, as well as the Army School of the Americas. He is a recipient of the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and its Commendation Medal.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.

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