Mr. Moran was appointed as Special Master on December 8, 2005. He entered duty on January 17, 2006.
Before his appointment, Mr. Moran worked for five years as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch. Mr. Moran represented the United States at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims in cases involving government contracts, military and civilian personnel, and veterans' benefits.
Previously, Mr. Moran served as a law clerk to Judge Edward J. Damich at the United States Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Moran also was an associate with the firm Spinella & Jaffe, P.C., in Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Moran's practice focused on representing plaintiffs in personal injury, workers' compensation and civil rights actions. Mr. Moran began his legal career as a law clerk to the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court.
Mr. Moran graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law with honors. In law school, Mr. Moran won the American Jurisprudence awards for Evidence and Federal Courts. Before beginning law school, Mr. Moran served as a full-time volunteer house parent in Boys Hope (now Boys Hope / Girls Hope). He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, with honors.