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Miller & Chevalier Elects Two New Members

Washington, DC, February 1, 2016 -- Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced that the firm elected two new Members. Michael J. Satin and Addy R. Schmitt practice in the areas of white collar defense and complex civil litigation.

"We are pleased to welcome Michael and Addy to the firm's Membership," said Anthony F. Shelley, Chair of Miller & Chevalier. "Both lawyers have made significant contributions to the success of the firm and to the Litigation department specifically. Their experience supports our strategic growth as they help to resolve matters on behalf of our global clients."

Michael J. Satin's practice focuses on white collar defense and complex civil litigation. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has been lead counsel in dozens of jury trials. He has also argued before the DC Circuit and the DC Court of Appeals. In addition to his trial and appellate work, Mr. Satin has conducted internal investigations into alleged violations of U.S. laws and regulations, including the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). As a result of his core practice areas, Mr. Satin has particular experience advising clients in the complexities arising for clients who face potential parallel civil and criminal proceedings. Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Satin worked at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), where he represented indigent defendants charged with serious criminal offenses. As the training director during his final three years at PDS, he designed and implemented a yearly ten-week training program for incoming attorneys. He continues to teach trial advocacy to practitioners and students. Satin holds a J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Addy R. Schmitt practices in the areas of criminal and civil litigation. Before joining Miller & Chevalier, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where she represented federal executive agencies and employees at all stages of litigation in matters pending before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Schmitt also served as counsel and career law clerk to the Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and as a staff assistant in the office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), as well as a lobbyist for a large national non-profit organization. Schmitt teaches Criminal Trial Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law and is an active member of the local legal community, including serving on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's Committee on Grievances and chairing the Superior Court of the District of Columbia's Magistrate Judge Advisory Merit Selection Panel. Schmitt holds a J.D., summa cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from Georgetown University.

"Michael and Addy's successful efforts on behalf of our clients make them wonderful additions to the firm's Membership," said Mark Rochon, Chair of the firm's Litigation Department. "These two talented lawyers have specific experience in the various types of criminal and civil litigation matters that often entangle our clients."

About Miller & Chevalier

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, Employee Benefits (including ERISA), International Law and Business, White Collar and Internal Investigations, Complex Litigation, and Government Affairs. In an era of big law, 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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