Miller & Chevalier Receives Firm and Individual Rankings in the 2018 Edition of Chambers Latin America


Washington, DC, September 20, 2017 – Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced today that it received firm and individual rankings in the 2018 edition of Chambers Latin America.

Firm Ranking:

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

Miller & Chevalier was recognized by Chambers Latin America for having a "stellar corporate crime and investigations practice group serving domestic and international companies across Latin America, with particular knowledge of Chilean, Colombian, Mexican and Brazilian markets" that "maintains a notably strong focus on anti-corruption issues, including FCPA investigations, and boasts additional expertise in criminal elements of antitrust and cartel-related inquiries." Clients described the team as, "very positive and pragmatic in their approach, so if an issue arises they will not only flag it, but they will identify alternatives to avoid the issue and safeguard the company," and market sources added, "Miller & Chevalier's lawyers are extremely sophisticated and have incredible experience in all types of fraud, anti-bribery, investigations and remediation questions."

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 "excellent," extremely well-regarded within the Latin American anti-corruption and FCPA market, and emphasizes that he comes highly recommended by clients. "He is one of the best compliance lawyers I have ever worked with, not just for his knowledge of the field, but also his accuracy and decisiveness in implementing compliance matters in complicated markets," a client told Chambers Latin America. Another source added: "He is incredibly service-oriented and very easy to work with."

Tillen, who serves as Vice Chair of the firm's International Department, is described by Chambers Latin America as "extremely personable and hard working," with significant experience in the corporate crime and investigations sphere, particularly regarding money laundering and FCPA enforcement mandates. Market sources value his "pragmatic approach," adding: "He is quick to point out major risks and how to avoid them."

These rankings mark the fourth consecutive year that the firm has received recognition in Chambers Latin America within the Fraud & Corporate Investigations section. 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



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