Washington, D.C., October 6, 2011 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered today announced that Homer E. Moyer, Jr. was presented the Emory College Distinguished Alumni Award on September 23, 2011.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) are given each year to three Emory College alumni who are recognized for their accomplishments in at least one of the following areas: service to Emory or the Emory Alumni Association and distinguished public service or achievement in the honoree’s community or profession. Each alumni recipient is chosen by the Emory College Alumni Board Nominating Committee. Established in 2006, the Emory College Alumni Board (ECAB) is a representative alumni body that works collaboratively with the Dean’s Office and with Emory College Development and Alumni Relations to provide leadership for developing programs that engage alumni and promote participation; support Emory’s annual fundraising efforts, including scholarships and targeted projects; and advance the school and its academic mission.
Moyer was recognized for his distinguished public service and his achievement in the legal profession. Among the accomplishments highlighted by Emory in the presentation ceremony was Moyer’s recognition as one of the country’s leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) lawyers. His distinguished international career spans other areas as well, including export controls, anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases, and trade and investment disputes before U.S. and international bodies. He founded Miller & Chevalier’s International Department and before entering private practice, served as Deputy General Counsel, Counselor to the Secretary, and General Counsel of the Department of Commerce. In addition, Moyer has developed and guided pro bono projects that have been hailed for their global impact. He 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.” In 2008, the American Bar Association’s International Law Section honored Moyer with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Moyer by A. James Elliott, Associate Dean in the Emory University Law School. Robin Forman, Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences presided over the awards ceremony.
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