Skip to main content

Working at Miller & Chevalier

Our lawyers are recognized leaders in their fields. In addition to their significant achievements in private practice, firm lawyers have served in senior government positions, as former prosecutors and public defenders, and as in-house counsel. We have consciously and strategically elected to remain a medium-sized firm with one office in Washington, DC. Our size allows us to know one another both personally and professionally, and to operate in an environment consistent with our core values of excellence, collegiality, teamwork, and mutual respect.

Current Opportunities

Senior Associate (Securities Enforcement)

Miller & Chevalier is seeking a Senior Associate to work with our highly regarded and growing Securities Enforcement practice group. This practice represents a wide spectrum of entities and individuals in matters involving public company financial reporting and disclosure, auditor liability, and other securities market participants, including broker-dealers and registered investment advisers, in matters before the SEC, DOJ, PCAOB, and other regulators. The group is also often involved in special situations such as audit committee investigations and internal investigations and has been appointed as the Independent Compliance Consultant or Monitor in various SEC and DOJ resolutions. 

Qualified candidates will have four to six years post-J.D. experience (not including clerkships), demonstrated experience representing clients in enforcement matters before the SEC, and strong communication skills and persuasive writing abilities. We expect our Associates to assume meaningful responsibility in their matters and to work collaboratively with a high-performing team.    

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and J.D. transcripts to Julia Mattson, Recruiting Manager, at

Senior Associate/Counsel (ERISA Litigation/Employee Benefits)

Miller & Chevalier is seeking an experienced Senior Associate/Counsel with six or more years of experience to join our ERISA Litigation and Employee Benefits practice group. The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Significant experience advising clients on a full spectrum of issues relating to ERISA-covered employee benefit plans
  • Significant experience litigating ERISA cases in federal trial and appellate courts
  • Experience interacting with and representing clients before government agencies in administrative investigations, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
  • Significant knowledge of ERISA's fiduciary, prohibited transaction, reporting and disclosure, and claims administration requirements
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including brief writing  
  • Experience with ERISA class action pension and retirement plan litigation a plus

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and J.D. transcripts to Julia Mattson, Recruiting Manager, at

Our Practice

We practice in six core areas, including tax, litigation, international, employee benefits, white collar defense, and government affairs.  Each focuses on issues, policies, and controversies with a federal government focus. While our practices are distinct and identifiable, they do not operate independently of one another. The Fortune and Global 500 companies and leading individual clients who bring their most complex issues to us seek creative resolutions that often require the blending of talents, experience, and perspectives from more than one practice. As representative examples, lawyers in our tax practice have collaborated on complicated white collar criminal matters. Our FCPA investigations teams blend lawyers with great depth in technical subject matter areas in international law with experienced trial lawyers. Our ERISA practice combines lawyers with significant benefits capabilities, experienced industry litigators, and veteran trial lawyers to develop novel approaches to benchmark claims. Just as we seek to mesh traditional and cutting edge methods within a particular practice area, we seek to bring our diversity of experience and perspective to bear on our clients’ most pressing challenges.     

Entry-Level Attorneys

We are always looking for bright, entrepreneurial entry level attorneys who are serious about developing a career in one of the core areas in which our firm practices.  We expect our associates to develop substantive legal skills and to participate in problem-solving from day one.  We also encourage our lawyers to begin building their practice profiles from the moment they join the firm, so an entrepreneurial spirit is a must. 

Our firm is engaged with Career Services offices (OCS) at most major law schools.  If you are interested in pursuing an opportunity with us, please visit your OCS on campus, or contact our Director of Recruiting & Attorney Development at

Practicing Attorneys

Miller & Chevalier seeks talented, entrepreneurial, and motivated individuals who appreciate our values and welcome the challenge of joining the Miller & Chevalier community. We are particularly interested in lateral candidates with experience in the government agencies with which our clients interact, as well as those whose private practice experience has included extensive involvement in our core practice areas. 

If you are interested in pursuing an opportunity with us, please contact our Director of Recruiting & Attorney Development at

Attorney Development

Miller & Chevalier recruits top talent from across the country and recognizes that retaining that talent rests heavily on a number of factors. One factor is the professional development of our attorneys, and an equally important factor is the maintenance of a work environment that is respectful of the personal priorities of our attorneys.

The firm strives to maximize attorney development through its holistic sponsoring and mentoring program, a Lawyer Development Committee, and a firm-wide commitment to facilitating meaningful interactions from the very beginning of an associate's career.  We also provide regular firm-wide training programs focused on a variety of substantive legal skills and overall skill development.