Former Congressman Toby Moffett is a senior advisor in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and co-leads Mayer Brown’s interaction with governments, both in the US and globally. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Toby served four terms in the US House of Representatives representing Connecticut’s Sixth Congressional District.
Following his career in public service, he was a vice-president at The Monsanto Company where he helped to create private-non-profit partnerships in microfinance. He is also playing a leading role in expanding Mayer Brown's business in Africa, and co-leads Mayer Brown’s Global Africa Practice. He has extensive experience there over the past two decades, having led a successful effort on behalf of the President of Angola to restore full diplomatic relations with the US. Toby has represented the Government of Morocco for more than a decade and has represented the governments of Kenya, Malawi, the Republic of the Congo, the Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia, and the President of the Somali state of Puntland.
Elsewhere in Africa, Toby has also represented Virgin Nigeria Airways, the South African Wine Industry Trust (SAWIT), the African Virtual University, and, most recently, TP Mazembe, the highly successful soccer club of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
In the US, Toby and his team have spent years representing Caithness Energy, the developers of the country’s largest wind project, and a number of other developers of wind, solar, and hydropower assets.
For five years, he was one of the leaders of the coalition that helped win passage of the James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act that brought health benefits to workers from the Ground Zero site and indemnity to the New York contractors who did heroic work immediately following the tragedy.
More recently, Toby has been a senior pro bono adviser to the majority leadership in the US House of Representatives. He has played an important role for the leadership in helping to mentor several members of the freshmen class of Democratic members.
He has also led an effort to help former Mayer Brown partner, John Sullivan, in both his Senate confirmation to be Deputy Secretary of State and, more recently, to be the US Ambassador to Russia.