David H. Moore

David H. Moore
General Counsel

David Moore is the General Counsel of the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Prior to his appointment, he was the Wayne M. and Connie C. Hancock Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School.  His research focused on U.S. foreign relations law, international law, international human rights, and international development, and appears in leading journals, including the Harvard, Columbia, Virginia, and Northwestern law reviews. 

Prior to joining the law faculty at BYU, Moore researched and taught as an assistant and then associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and as an Olin Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. Moore clerked for Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2007 Term and for Judge Alito on the U.S Court of Appeals for Third Circuit from 2000 to 2001.  Moore began his legal career as an Honor Program trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Program Branch.

He graduated summa cum laude and first in his class from Brigham Young University Law School and Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Natalie, are the parents of seven children.

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