William E. Moschella, the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs, has left the Department of Justice to join the firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Moschella is joining the firm’s government relations, congressional oversight and investigations, and competition policy and corporate mergers practice groups, and will work as of counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Prior to joining the Justice Department, Moschella served as Chief Legislative Counsel and Parliamentarian to the House Judiciary Committee. Moschella also worked as General Counsel to the House Committee on Rules and Counsel and Parliamentarian to the House Committee on Government Reform.
“Will's experience as the chief legislative strategist for the Justice Department, in addition to his extensive knowledge of Capitol Hill and House procedure in particular, will enable him to provide the highest level of legislative and legal service to our firm's clients," Al Mottur, managing partner of Brownstein’s Washington, D.C. office, said. “His wealth of talent and experience will add to our strong government relations and legal practice groups which already include a number of former high-level Capitol Hill and Justice Department officials."
Moschella’s 15 years of legislative policy and strategy experience include testifying before Congress as the spokesman for the Justice Department's key legislative initiatives, preparing witnesses including the Attorney General for congressional testimony, handling congressional requests for information and documents, and guiding numerous nominees for DOJ and federal judicial positions through the Senate confirmation process.
Moschella graduated from the University of Virginia and earned his J.D. from the George Mason School of Law.
Brownstein is a 230-member law and lobbying firm with offices in Washington, D.C, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and California. The firm's government relations specialties include antitrust, appropriations, congressional investigations, energy, financial services, health care, homeland security and telecommunications.