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, Labor Department attorneys, public defenders, and judicial clerks.

  • Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Assistant United States Attorney, District of Columbia
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
  • Trial Chief, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Senior Investigative Counsel, Special Committee on Investigations, U.S. Senate
  • Chief, Special Litigation Division, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Appellate Deputy Public Defender, Nevada State Public Defender's Office
  • Tax Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Deputy Associate Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Trial Attorney and Director of Training, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Supervising Attorney, Trial Division, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Senior Trial Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • ERISA Counsel, Regional Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • ERISA Trial Attorney, Regional Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Staff Attorney, Appellate and Trial Divisions, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Chambers USA: Corporate Crime & Investigations (National), 2015 - 2018
  • Chambers USA: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (District of Columbia), 2011 - 2018
  • Chambers USA: ERISA Litigation (National), 2015 - 2018
  • Chambers Global: Corporate Crime & Investigations (USA), 2016 - 2018
  • Chambers Global: Corporate Investigations (Global-wide), 2017 - 2018
  • Chambers Global: Corporate Investigations (Latin America-wide), 2015 - 2018
  • Chambers Global: FCPA (United States), 2015 - 2018
  • Chambers Latin America: Corporate Crime & Investigations (Latin America-wide), 2015 - 2019
  • Legal 500: Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Criminal Defense – Advice to Corporates; Advice to Individuals (US), 2011 – 2018
  • Legal 500: Antitrust: Cartel (US), 2015 - 2018
  • Legal 500: Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation (US), 2012 - 2017
  • Global Investigations Review: GIR 30 Top Global Investigations Practice, 2015 - 2017
  • 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 - 2018
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms": Commercial Litigation (District of Columbia), 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2018 
Speaking Engagement

Kirby Behre will speak at the C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing, and Recovery Miami Conference on October 30, 2018, in Miami, Florida.  Behre will present, as part of a panel, "The March of Technology." Topi

Miami, FL

Speaking Engagement

Preston Pugh will speak during the Government Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute's (GICLI) Annual Meeting on October 10, 2018.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Speaking Engagement

Nate Lankford, Homer E. Moyer, and Matthew T. Reinhard will present during the International Bar Association's (IBA) Annual Conference on October 7-11, 2018, in Rome. 

Rome, Italy


The first half of 2018 saw several significant developments in government investigations that impact corporate executives. Since our last publication, the Department of Justice (DOJ):

White Collar Alert