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Litigation

For over 75 years, dispute resolution has been at the heart of Miller & Chevalier’s practice. Roughly two-thirds of all the firm’s engagements are litigation related, and our clients have selected Miller & Chevalier to handle some of their most significant and complex litigation matters, many involving groundbreaking or unresolved issues. One of the key strengths of Miller & Chevalier’s Litigation practice is our ability to combine our extensive trial experience in civil and criminal cases, both jury and non-jury, with deep substantive knowledge in core areas, including tax, white collar crime and internal investigations, ERISA and fiduciary issues, employee benefits, and False Claims Act and qui tam cases. In addition to our focused litigation experience, we have depth in disputes involving complex commercial transactions, such as business acquisitions and divestitures, technology, employment, trade secrets, banking, securities, Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), professional liability, shareholders’ actions, contracts, and business torts. Our lawyers have appeared before more than 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.

We work cooperatively with clients to devise strategies that may prevent litigation or provide the best resolution possible for the client through negotiation, arbitration and mediation, or litigation. Our ability to communicate with our clients, opponents, judges, and juries is a distinctive feature of the firm and a direct result of insight gained from years of practical experience in litigation.

Our experience extends to jury and bench trials in courts and tribunals across the U.S. and internationally. Our teams are composed of lawyers with deep experience in the substantive areas of the firm's practice, as well as general litigation skills, and they include lawyers with successful records in a wide array of regulatory and commercial disputes. Our litigators include former Assistant United States Attorneys, Justice Department attorneys, public defenders, and judicial clerks.

Government Experience
  • Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Assistant Director, Torts Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Assistant Chief, Admiralty and Shipping Section, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Assistant United States Attorney, District of Columbia
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Criminal and Civil Divisions)
  • Deputy Independent Counsel appointed to investigate Attorney General-designate Edwin Meese III
  • Senior Investigative Counsel, Special Committee on Investigations, U.S. Senate
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender, Maryland
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Chief, Special Litigation Division, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Director of Training, and Trial Attorney, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Trial Chief, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Trial Attorney, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Chambers USA: Corporate Crime & Investigations (National), 2015 - 2016
  • Chambers USA: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (District of Columbia), 2011 - 2016
  • Chambers USA: ERISA Litigation (National), 2015 - 2016
  • Chambers Global: FCPA (United States), 2015 - 2016
  • Chambers Global: Corporate Crime & Investigations (USA), 2016
  • Chambers Global: Fraud & Corporate Investigations (Latin America-wide), 2015 - 2016 
  • Chambers Latin America: Fraud & Corporate Investigations (Latin America-wide), 2015 - 2017
  • Legal 500: Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Criminal Defense (US), 2011 - 2016
  • Legal 500: Antitrust: Cartel (US), 2015 - 2016
  • Legal 500: Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation (US), 2012 - 2016
  • Global Investigations Review: GIR 30 Top Global Investigations Practice, 2015 - 2016
  • Global Investigations Review: Boutique or Regional Practice of the Year, 2016
  • U.S. News -- Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms": Criminal Defense: White-Collar (District of Columbia),  2010 - 2016
  • U.S. News -- Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms": Commercial Litigation (District of Columbia), 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2016 
Clerkships