Gregory Moffatt became MIT’s Chief Research Compliance Officer in September 2020. Positioned within the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Chief Research Compliance Officer coordinates the development and implementation of export control and research compliance programs across MIT. Moffatt collaborates with the Institute's Office of General Counsel to interpret federal policies and regulations and monitors the evolving regulatory compliance landscape. He is responsible for evaluating Institute activities to identify and mitigate any compliance risks in collaboration with the Institute's schools and research components. Moffatt is responsible for designing and delivering educational and training materials on export control and research compliance topics, developing and implementing education and outreach strategy regarding relevant compliance issues, and advising Institute management on emerging compliance issues.
Prior to coming to MIT, Moffatt worked for fourteen years in the Office of General Counsel at Raytheon Company, where he served in a number of legal and compliance roles, including Senior Counsel for Litigation, Senior Director for Ethics and Business Conduct, and Senior Counsel for various Raytheon product lines. Before his time at Raytheon, Moffatt served in the U.S. Department of Justice, most recently as Deputy Chief of the Anti-Terrorism and National Security Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
Moffatt holds a B.S.F.S. (1981) from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University (1985) and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center (1991).