Toby Moffett

Toby Moffett

Partner

Hon. Toby Moffett is a Partner at Mercury based in Washington, DC, joining the firm with an extensive career in government service as well as the private sector, including six years as the leading Democratic government affairs professional at the global law firm Mayer Brown, as well as serving as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources and as the top government affairs executive at The Monsanto Company.

Served as four-term U.S. Congressman representing Connecticut’s 6th District, including role of Chair of House Subcommittee on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources

Former Co-chair of Africa Practice at leading global law firm Mayer Brown

Former Vice President for Global External Affairs at the Monsanto Company

Adviser to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in 2007-08 and winning Democratic candidates in 2006, 2008 and 2018 House races

Co-founder of Connecticut and national Citizen’s Action Group alongside Ralph Nader

Seasoned leader and senior adviser in public and private sectors, with expertise in reputation management, media relations, energy and environmental sustainability, international law, grassroots activation, and issue advocacy

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Hon. Toby Moffett is a Partner at Mercury based in Washington, DC, joining the firm with an extensive career in government service as well as the private sector, including six years as the leading Democratic government affairs professional at the global law firm Mayer Brown, as well as serving as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources and as the top government affairs executive at The Monsanto Company.

During his career at Mayer Brown, Moffett led the global law firm’s interaction with government leaders both in the U.S. and abroad, having co-founded and co-chaired the firm’s global Africa practice. Prior to his Mayer Brown tenure, Moffett was the founder and chairman of The Moffett Group, an advocacy firm representing clients in the private and NGO sectors. In his previous role as vice president for global external affairs at The Monsanto Company, Moffett developed innovative partnerships with organizations representing low-income farmers across the globe.

In his four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Moffett served as chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, where he oversaw national investigations into Clean Air Act violations, groundwater contamination and nuclear power plant safety. In addition, Moffett was a nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, chiefly sponsored by then- Senator and Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Joe Biden.

Moffett is an active Democratic Party strategist, serving as pro-bono adviser to Congresswoman Madeleine Dean in her role as regional vice-chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s races in the northeast U.S. He is also deeply involved with re-election campaigns of many House freshmen.

In addition, Moffett and Abigail Omojola co-host the online discussion show, November 4, where they encourage audiences to not only think about rebuilding America after the 2020 election but about “re- imagining” the country. Past guests on the show include prominent members of Congress and other legislative bodies and grassroots advocates on climate, immigration, universal health care, racial justice and other important issues.