Alfred Moses

Alfred H. Moses

Senior Counsel
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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5196




  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1956
    • Law Review, Editor
  • Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1952
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1951

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia


  • Hebrew

Alfred Moses, a long-time partner, is now senior counsel to the firm practicing in the areas of litigation, corporate and securities matters, and arbitration. During his career, he has represented clients in important litigation as trial and appellant counsel and has structured major corporate, financial and real estate transactions in this country and abroad.

Representative Matters

  • Represented major Mexican investment family in business dispute involving public company;
  • Party-appointed arbitrator in major domestic real estate dispute; and, 
  • Court-appointed mediator in international bank litigation.

Previous Experience

  • Special Presidential Emissary for the Cyprus Conflict, 1999-2001;
  • U.S. Ambassador to Romania, 1994-1997; and,
  • The White House, Special Advisor and Special Counsel to President Jimmy Carter, serving as lead counsel to the President in the “Billygate” hearings in the U.S. Senate (1980-1981)

Honors and Rankings

  • Marc Cruce Medal awarded by the President of Romania (2002)
  • Yeshiva University, Legum Doctoris, Honoris Causa (2010)
  • Georgetown University, Doctor of Humane Letters (2013)
  • Who’s Who in the World (1994-2015)
  • Who’s Who in America (1987-2015)   
  • Who’s Who in the East (1994-2015)
  • Who’s Who in American Law (1989-2015)

Pro Bono

  • The American Jewish Committee, New York, NY, Honorary President
  • UN Watch, Geneva, Switzerland, Chair
  • International Council of Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv, Chair
  • International Board of Trustees, The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv, Chair
  • Truman Institute, Jerusalem, Trustee
  • International Board of Atidim, Member
  • Diplomatic Council on Energy Security (SAFE), Member

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Promontory Financial Group LLC, Washington, DC, Co-founder, Vice Chair, Chief Operating Officer (2004-2014)
  • The American Jewish Committee, Centennial Committee Chair (2004-present)
  • UN Watch, Geneva, Switzerland, Chair (2004-present)
  • The American Jewish Committee, Centennial Committee Chair (2004-present)
  • UN Watch, Geneva, Switzerland, Chair (2004-present)
  • Hebrew College, West Newton, MA, National Board, Chair (2002-present)
  • The American Jewish Committee, National Advisory Council Chair (1997-present)
  • The American Jewish Committee, New York, NY, National President (1991-1994)
  • Jewish Publication Society, New York, NY, Trustee (1989-1994)
  • Golda Meir Association, National Chair (1988-1993)
  • Haifa University, Trustee (1988-1990)
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Board of Regents, Member (1986-1992)
  • Phelps Stokes Fund, New York, NY, Trustee (1978-1984)
  • Paralysis Cure Research Foundation, Board of Directors (1978-1981)
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Member (1977-present)
  • National Children’s Island, Washington, DC, President (1975-1976)
  • United Givers Fund, Washington, DC, Legal Division Co-Chairman (1975-1976)
  • Public Housing, Fairfax, VA, Commissioner (1971-1972)
  • The American Jewish Committee, Washington Chapter President (1967-1969)
  • Hospitality House, Washington, DC, President (1966-1968)

Publications and Speeches

  • "The Cyprus Conflict," Hebrew University (2005), Author
  • "Intellectual Tradition and Its Impact on Foreign Policy," The Carnegie Council (2003), Author
  • "Sparks or Embers? The Fate of American Jewry," Hebrew College Today (Spring/Summer 2003), Author
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