Overview

Clients choose Miller & Chevalier for many of the same reasons our lawyers come here to practice.

  • Our size fosters true collaboration, as well as a personal and focused approach to navigating clients’ legal and business issues and delivering exemplary service.
     
  • Clients demand a level of performance that we have been able to achieve by concentrating on a few core areas of law and policy.
     
  • Because of our combined federal focus and international experience, clients, including Fortune and Global 500 companies, organizations, individuals, and governmental entities throughout the United States and around the world, entrust Miller & Chevalier with their most complex matters.

Tax

Miller & Chevalier was founded as the first federal tax practice in the United States. Our Administrative and Tax Controversy practice solves clients’ most difficult problems administratively and in the courts. In the area of tax planning and consulting, we regularly handle all of the U.S. federal tax aspects of complex, multi-billion dollar, multinational transactions. In addition, we represent clients in complex tax policy matters. Our lawyers have a broad range of technical experience and industry background, spanning financial products and structured finance, international tax, tax accounting, business transactions and reorganizations, transfer pricing, criminal tax, and withholding tax issues.

Employee Benefits

Miller & Chevalier’s Employee Benefits and Employment Tax practice offers a full range of consulting, planning, and controversy services to clients facing the challenges of increased audit and regulatory scrutiny in the benefits area. In addition, the practice features significant ERISA litigation capabilities, as well as policy experience, which is critical in a business environment characterized by tremendous regulatory and legislative change. The Employee Benefits group advises clients in areas, including qualified plans; nonqualified deferred compensation; non-ERISA fringe benefits; health and welfare benefits, including health care reform; payroll taxes; worker classification; information reporting; and penalty abatement.

International

Miller & Chevalier's International practice offers clients experience with a wide variety of trade and investment policy issues, and with many aspects of the increasingly interrelated areas of international legal and regulatory compliance. Our experience includes the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international anti-corruption laws; U.S. anti-boycott regimes; civilian and military export controls; economic sanctions; customs; antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguards, and market disruption proceedings; trade policy and legislation; WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement; and WTO and bilateral negotiations and compliance.

Litigation

Litigation comprises two-thirds of our practice, with Miller & Chevalier lawyers combining extensive civil and criminal trial experience, both jury and non-jury, with deep technical capabilities in the substantive areas of tax; white collar crime and internal investigations; ERISA and fiduciary issues; False Claims Act and qui tam matters; and government contracts. In addition to our focused litigation experience, we have depth in disputes involving complex commercial transactions. Our lawyers have appeared before over 25 different federal agencies, many state courts, the vast majority of the federal trial courts in the country, every federal court of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Government Affairs

From our offices in the heart of the nation’s capital, Miller & Chevalier focuses on helping domestic and foreign clients design and shape policy and comply with both U.S. and international legislation and regulation. We offer more than just critical access to key decision-makers in our representation of clients on tax, employee benefits, health care, international trade, and energy policy issues. The firm also provides the knowledge, background in government, and substantive experience clients need to frame their issues credibly and successfully.