Since 2014, Toby Moffett has been senior advisor in the Washington, D.C. office of law firm Mayer Brown and co-leads its interaction with governments, both in the U.S. and globally.
He previously served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (D-CT). His work in Congress included chairing the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee. During his chairmanship tenure, he led national investigations into nuclear power plant safety, groundwater contamination and drafted and enacted the conservation title to an omnibus energy bill.
Mr. Moffett’s previous firm, The Moffett Group, represented the governments of Angola, Morocco, Kenya, Malawi and the Republic of the Congo; Virgin Nigeria Airways; the South African Wine Industry Trust; and TP Mazembe, the soccer club of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the U.S., his company represented Caithness Energy, the developers of the country’s largest wind project, and a number of other developers of wind, solar and hydropower assets. He also was a vice president at The Monsanto Company where he helped create private non-profit partnerships in microfinance.
For five years, Mr. Moffett was one of the leaders of the coalition that helped win passage of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, bringing health benefits to workers from the Ground Zero site and indemnity to the contractors who did heroic work immediately following the tragedy. He was also a member of the Board of Friends of the Earth and the Chairman’s Council at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Mr. Moffett has a B.A. from Syracuse University and M.A. from Boston College.