The 2017 Commencement Speaker
Kenneth Moore, J.D.
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Chair, Hiram College Board of Trustees
Highly regarded attorney, Harvard graduate and Hiram alumnus, Ken Moore’s allegiance to his first alma mater has remained steadfast for nearly a half-century.
Mr. Moore graduated summa cum laude from Hiram in 1969 with a joint history-political science major as well as majors in social science and political science. Since his student days at Hiram where he served as President of the Student Senate and a member of Alpha Society, Omicron Delta Kappa and Theta Phi Kappa, Mr. Moore has continued to give back to the College. He is the chair of Hiram’s Board of Trustees and previously was Vice chair. He was selected as a Garfield Society inductee in 1998. Mr. Moore has volunteered at alumni events ranging from Education that Works and Alumni Career Day to alumni functions across the country.
Upon graduating from Hiram, Mr. Moore advanced his academic career at Harvard University where he served on the Harvard Law Review and earned his law degree in 1973. Shortly after graduation, he worked as a law clerk to United States Circuit Judge Harrison L. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He then joined Squire Sanders law firm as an associate and in 1982 became a partner of the firm, now Squire Patton Boggs.
As chair of the Squire Patton Boggs Ethics Committee, Mr. Moore has counseled clients and attorneys in his law firm on professional ethics for more than two decades. He is the co-author of “A Closer Look at Confidentiality and Privilege When Doing Business Abroad,” Association of Corporate Counsels’ ACC Docket. (2014). Mr. Moore has been listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years. He is also recognized among the International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
Mr. Moore holds professional and civic appointments throughout the region and beyond. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Federal Bar Association. He served as chief legal counsel (Ohio) for the 1976 Carter-Mondale presidential campaign and as a DNC delegate that same year. In addition, Mr. Moore has served on the Laurel School Board of Trustees as Chair. He is a member of the Cleveland City Club.
Mr. Moore’s brother, sister, brother-in-law and niece attended Hiram. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Northeast Ohio.