Miller & Chevalier Receives Band One Firm and Individual Rankings in the 2020 Edition of Chambers Latin America


Washington, DC, August 16, 2019 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced today that it received firm and individual rankings in the 2020 edition of Chambers Latin America.

Firm Ranking: 

  • Miller & Chevalier – Latin America-wide Corporate Crime & Investigations: Band One

Miller & Chevalier was recognized by Chambers Latin America for having a "highly specialized team frequently retained to advise on a range of corporate criminal matters in the Latin American region." The publication notes that the firm is "recognised for its market-leading presence in Brazil and Mexico, often representing high-profile Latin American companies and multinationals hailing from the energy, construction and mining industries." Clients emphasize: "We have no reason to look elsewhere."

Individual Rankings: 

  • Matteson Ellis – Corporate Crime & Investigations – Latin America-wide: Band One 
  • James G. Tillen – Corporate Crime & Investigations – Latin America-wide: Band Two

Chambers Latin America describes Ellis as an outstanding practitioner that has created a regional footprint for his Latin American-related FCPA and compliance expertise, including FCPA investigations in Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico for clients in the oil and gas space. His peers say, "He literally wrote the book on Latin American corporate crime." Clients add, "Given his on-the-ground expertise, he knows exactly what to look for and how to analyse whether things are compliant or not. He is very experienced and very helpful, with good judgement." 

Tillen, who serves as Chair of the firm's International Department, specializes in giving FCPA advice, creating risk and compliance strategies and conducting investigations for leading clients in the region, particularly from the energy space. Tillen is described by market commentators as "straightforward, to the point and practical," who also laud him as "one of the leaders in internal investigations."  

These rankings mark the sixth consecutive year that the firm has received recognition in Chambers Latin America within the Corporate Crime & Investigations section (formally Fraud & Corporate Investigations). The guide covers a total of 20 jurisdictions, spanning Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and all Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries on the South American continent. The guide highlights lawyers with specific experience in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. Chambers ranks lawyers and practices based on a combination of practice research and consistently positive market feedback.

About Chambers and Partners

The Chambers rankings are based on extensive research conducted by Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers, a highly respected English publisher of renowned directories assessing and ranking the world's leading lawyers. Unlike other companies that allow firms to purchase a mention or ranking, Chambers bases its listings solely on outside evaluations of merit. Its researchers investigate law firms and lawyers globally through an exhaustive process of interviewing clients and competitors in major areas of business law.

About Miller & Chevalier 

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Litigation, International Law, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. Over the past three years, the firm's lawyers have represented more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500, and approximately 30 percent of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate. For more information on the firm, visit 


Laura Miller, Media Relations, Greentarget, 312-252-4104