Richard Moberly

Dean › College of Law

University of Nebraska-Lincoln • McCollum Hall • Lincoln NE, 68588-0419 • 402.472.2161 • moberly@unl.edu

Richard Moberly

Richard Moberly was named College of Law Dean in April 2017. Moberly has taught at Nebraska Law since 2004. He was named associate dean in 2011 and had been the college’s interim dean since February 2016. In 2006 and 2011, he was voted the Professor of the Year by upperclass law students. In 2014, the College of Law Alumni Council selected Moberly to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award, and in 2007, students and faculty awarded him the College Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2007-08, he received the Cline Williams Research Chair.

Moberly's research interests include employee whistleblower protection and the law of secrecy. Moberly has published numerous articles and book chapters on whistleblowing, including research on national security whistleblowers and codes of ethics, as well as an empirical study of Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claims. He has spoken internationally on whistleblower protection and also co-edited The International Handbook on Whistleblower Research (Edward Elgar Publishing 2014). The United States Secretary of Labor has twice appointed Moberly to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In May 2007, the United States House of Representatives invited Moberly to testify on his research and as an expert on federal whistleblower protections in a hearing before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections entitled Private Sector Whistleblowers: Are There Sufficient Legal Protections? Look here for a copy of Moberly's Written Testimony and videos of his Testimony & Q & A from the hearing.

Moberly has appeared numerous times in the national and international media to discuss whistleblowing and retaliation issues, including an invited op-ed with The New York Times, a Q&A with the Wall Street Journal, and stories for USA Today, The Economist, London Financial Times, Washington Post, CBS News, ABC News, Bloomberg Radio, France TV, and Voice of America (please click on the Noteworthy tab for a more complete list of, and links to, his media appearances). He regularly tweets (@Richard_Moberly) and blogs (lawofsecrecy.tumblr.com) about developments in the law of secrecy and whistleblowing law.

Before joining the law faculty, Moberly practiced as an attorney with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his B.A. degree in History, summa cum laude, from Emory University, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable N. Carlton Tilley, Jr., United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

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