Clients choose Miller & Chevalier for many of the same reasons our lawyers come here to practice.

  • Our size fosters true collaboration, as well as a personal and focused approach to navigating clients’ legal and business issues and delivering exemplary service.
  • Clients demand a level of performance that we have been able to achieve by concentrating on a few core areas of law and policy.
  • Because of our combined federal focus and international experience, clients, including Fortune and Global 500 companies, organizations, individuals, and governmental entities throughout the United States and around the world, entrust Miller & Chevalier with their most complex matters.

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. 

Pamela BernsteinPamela Bernstein

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CFO
(202) 626-5553
 

Pam Bernstein joined Miller & Chevalier in 2001 and serves as the firm's Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer. As an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee, she works closely with the Managing Partner on setting and implementing business strategy for the firm. The firm's Directors – Administration/Human Resources, Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development, Finance, Information Technology, Library, Marketing – report to her. Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Pam held management and financial positions at several prominent law firms. She is a frequent speaker at legal industry conferences. Pam has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Development. She also completed post-graduate coursework in Finance and Accounting.
 

Carol GruenbergCarol H. Gruenburg

DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES
(202) 626-6094
 

Carol Gruenburg joined Miller & Chevalier in 1980, and became the Director of Library Services in 1990.  Carol manages the operations of the Library/Research Center and Conflicts/Business Intake departments, and provides research and reference assistance, including competitive intelligence support, to lawyers and staff.  As Supervisor of the Conflicts/Business Intake department, she is involved in business intake and conflicts analysis and resolution. Carol has a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Classics from Johns Hopkins University and a Master's degree in Library Science from Drexel University.
 

Vonda T. Hampton

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
(202) 661-6402
 

Vonda Hampton joined Miller & Chevalier in 2007 and is the firm's Director of Marketing. She has more than 20 years of marketing, business development, communications, and client service experience in the professional services, consulting, software, hospitality, and media industries. Vonda is a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) and spoke at the 2016 and 2015 LMA annual conferences. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts degree, with a marketing focus, from East Carolina University.
 

Ellen LaliberteEllen G. Laliberté

DIRECTOR OF ATTORNEY RECRUITING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
(202) 661-6479
 

Ellen Laliberté joined the firm in 2011 and is the Director of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development. She works with firm management to develop and implement strategic talent initiatives. Ellen has almost 20 years of experience leading efforts in entry-level and lateral recruitment, campus relations, mentoring, and diversity. She is an active member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and serves on the Board of Directors of DC Law Students in Court (LSIC), a non-profit providing high-quality criminal and civil legal assistance to low income individuals in Washington, DC. Ellen has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Justice from the State University of New York at Oswego, and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Syracuse University.

Lawrence MarinoLawrence J. Marino

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
(202) 626-5563
 

Larry Marino joined Miller & Chevalier in 2000 and is the Director of Information Systems. He oversees the firm's network operations, user services help desk, and Litigation and Practice Support department. He is an active member of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and presents frequently on various topics related to supporting legal technology. Larry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University, an MBA from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, a Master's in Information Technology from Virginia Tech, and a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
 

Tammy PagachTammy M. Pagach

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
(202) 626-5977
 

Tammy Pagach joined Miller & Chevalier in 2001. She manages the firm’s Accounting, Finance, and Benefits department. She is responsible for and supervises activities related to budgeting, billing and collections, accounts payable, insurance, cash management, financial analysis, and payroll and benefits. Tammy has more than 20 years of law firm accounting and finance experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
 

Barb TopelBarbara J. Topel

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
(202) 626-5918
 

Barbara Topel joined Miller & Chevalier in 1996. She manages the firm’s Human Resources department and the day-to-day operations of the Legal Assistant Center, Facilities, Services, and Records departments. She has more than 20 years of experience in legal and management roles. Barbara has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and certificates in Paralegal Studies and Human Resources.

 

A significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the U.S. government. In many areas, our lawyers wrote the regulations that we are helping clients navigate. Our lawyers have served in:
 

  • The White House and the Executive Office of the President
  • Congress
  • U.S. Departments of Treasury, Commerce, Justice, Labor, State, Defense, and Homeland Security
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. National Security Council
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission