Homer E. Moyer, Jr.

Homer Moyer, the architect of the firm's preeminent international practice, has been recognized as a premier lawyer in multiple international legal fields.  He has served in government as a political appointee of both political parties and has developed and guided pro bono projects that have been hailed for their global impact.

Regarded as one of the country's leading Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) lawyers, Mr. Moyer is an authority on U.S. and international anti-corruption law.  He has represented and advised dozens of clients, written and spoken on the subject extensively, chaired more than 30 national and international conferences, produced a training video, 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, sanctions, and boycotts.  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 also 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. More >

Government Experience
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Global Investigations Review Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015 
  • ABA Section of International Law 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Chambers USA Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Award, 2010
  • ABA's World Order Under Law Award
  • ABA Founders' Award
  • CEELI Volunteer Award
Professional and Community Involvement
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
Foreign Languages
  • LL.B., Yale Law School, 1967
  • B.A., Emory University, 1964