Homer E. Moyer, Jr.

Miller & Chevalier Chartered
HOMER E. MOYER, JR. is Member-At-Large at Miller & Chevalier Chartered.  Homer Moyer, the architect of the firm’s preeminent international practice, is regarded as one of the country’s leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) lawyers and has been recognized as a premier lawyer in other international legal fields as well. A political appointee of both political parties, he has also developed and guided pro bono projects that have been hailed for their global impact. Over the last decade, Homer has come to be recognized as an authority on the FCPA and international anti-corruption law, which is now the principal focus of his work. He has written and spoken on the subject extensively, chaired more than 30 national and international conferences, produced a training video, represented and advised dozens of clients, and served as an SEC-appointed Independent Compliance Consultant. In the 2010 editions of Chambers USA and Chambers Global, market commentators noted: “In Homer Moyer, the (Miller & Chevalier) team has one of the deans of the international trade bar. An expert in FCPA, Moyer is renowned among corporate clients for his calm and thoughtful approach to difficult regulatory issues, and has a huge number of contacts in the relevant agencies. His ability to organize and execute a strategy is beyond compare.” In the area of export controls and economic sanctions, Mr. Moyer’s experience dates from when he served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce during a time of historic foreign policy and national security controls. He has counseled numerous clients on export issues of first impression, co-authored the book Export Controls as Instruments of Foreign Policy, and been called to testify as an expert witness. While in government, he co-authored the Anti-Boycott regulations of the Export Administration Act.  In matters of international trade, Mr. Moyer has advised clients on World Trade Organization (WTO) panel and Appellate Body disputes, represented governments in free trade agreement negotiations, and successfully litigated before bi-national panels and “Extraordinary Challenge” tribunals under the NAFTA and CFTA. Mr. Moyer has been counsel in landmark antidumping and countervailing duty cases, in trade and investment disputes before international arbitral bodies, and in federal court proceedings involving issues of international law. In other cases, he has represented clients before all levels of federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Moyer chairs Miller & Chevalier’s Policy Committee, is Vice-Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee, and founded the firm’s international Department, which he chaired for 19 years.  Mr. Moyer was the co-founder and chair (1990-2002) of the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), which has provided technical legal assistance to emerging democracies of the former Soviet bloc, a project described by former Attorney General Janet Reno as “the worthiest pro bono project that American lawyers have ever undertaken.” He founded the CEELI Institute, a post-graduate lawyer and judicial training institution in Prague, is president of Friends of the CEELI Institute, and has served on the board of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative since its inception. Mr. Moyer has chaired the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association and the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association.  Before government, Mr. Moyer practiced with Covington & Burling; wrote Justice and the Military, a treatise on military law; and served in the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, with collateral duty at the White House. In 2008, the American Bar Association’s International Law Section honored Mr. Moyer with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor described him as his generation’s “pioneer in rule of law reform and its greatest proponent.” He has received numerous other awards for his work, including ABA’s World Order Under Law Award, the CEELI Volunteer Award, and a special ABA award at Runnymede during the rededication of the ABA Memorial to Magna Carta. Mr. Moyer has served as a member of the board of trustees of the Center for American and International Law and of the Council for Excellence in Government, as a member of the Board of Visitors of Emory University, president of the Washington Council of Lawyers, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  A graduate of Emory University (B.A.) and Yale Law School (LL.B.), he is the father of four, and author of the best-selling book, The R.A.T. (Real-World Aptitude Test): Preparing Yourself for Leaving Home (Capital Books, 2001).