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    Elizabeth Vella Moeller

    Elizabeth Vella Moeller

    T: +1.202.663.9159 F: +1.202.663.8007
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    Elizabeth Moeller serves as Leader of Pillsbury's Public Policy Group and is located in the Washington, DC office. She manages high-stakes client matters involving financial services, energy, and global security policy for a multinational law firm with over 700 lawyers.

    Ms. Moeller advises Fortune 500 companies, international investors, and sovereign government leaders on proactive strategies to reduce legal and regulatory risk exposure in Washington. She maintains strong relationships with industry leaders and with key personnel in Congress, the Executive Branch, and the press.

    Ms. Moeller counsels clients on cyber security, including frequent changes in cyber-related laws, regulations, procurement policies, and industry standards. Ms. Moeller and Pillsbury's team of leading cyber experts advise corporate leaders on how to minimize the likelihood of major cyber attacks and on ways to mitigate potential liability in the event of a significant security incident.

    Ms. Moeller promotes public and private sector infrastructure projects, working with investors, lenders, project sponsors, and government leaders to develop and complete major infrastructure projects and manage associated legal risks. Ms. Moeller also represents clients in congressional and federal agency investigations.

    Ms. Moeller serves on the Board of Directors of General Synfuels International (GSI), an oil shale gasification company that has developed and patented an in-situ gasification process to recover oil and gas products from oil shale in an environmentally-friendly manner.

    Ms. Moeller has been named a leading Government Relations lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for 2006-2015. In June 2013, Moeller and her team were awarded Pillsbury’s [second] gold award for “Best USA Law Firm: Regulatory & Public Procurement” from the International Legal Alliance Summit.

    Honors & Awards
    • Chambers USA, Government: Government Relations—National (2006-2016)
    • 45 Under 45, American Lawyer (2011)
    • Deal of the Year, Total Terminals Deal—Recognized, Asian-Counsel (2007)

    Speaking Engagements

    Panelist, Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), "Planning Your Path to Career Success: How to Set and Achieve Your Goals," April 7, 2011. Washington, DC.

    Moderator, Bisnow Breakfast Series, "Where Do Women Stand? III," April 1, 2010. Washington, DC.

    Speaker, BackStage Pass, "Mr. Smith Goes to the Valley: Washington's Impact on Cleantech Innovation," February 19, 2010. Palo Alto, CA.

    District of Columbia
    State of California
    J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 1996
    B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1992
    with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa

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