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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

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Firm Overview:

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier is a Washington, DC law firm with a global perspective and leading practices in Tax, International Law, Litigation, ERISA, White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations, Government Contracts, and Government Affairs. Miller & Chevalier is a top-ranked firm sharply focused on targeted areas that interact with the federal government. 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.


Main Areas of Practice:

Tax:

Miller & Chevalier was founded in 1920 as the first federal tax practice in the US and has successfully represented its corporate clients in all facets of federal tax law for nearly a century. The firm provides comprehensive tax representation for its clients. The firm’s tax policy practice works for its clients’ interests before lawmakers and the Treasury Department. The tax consulting practice handles the US federal tax aspects of complex multinational transactions. The tax controversy practice resolves clients’ most difficult problems through IRS administrative processes. Experienced tax litigators have litigated many of the most significant tax cases on record.


International:

Miller & Chevalier’s international practice offers clients experience with a wide variety of trade and investment policy issues and with most aspects of the increasingly interrelated areas of international legal and regulatory compliance covered by US laws and international agreements. The firm’s lawyers and other professionals are recognised in the areas of antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguards, and market disruption proceedings; customs; trade policy and legislation; civilian and military export controls; economic sanctions; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international anti-corruption laws; US anti-boycott regimes; WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement; WTO and bilateral negotiations and compliance; and global regulatory compliance.


Litigation:

For more than 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 its 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 the firm’s ability to combine its 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.


ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation:

Since ERISA's enactment in 1974, Miller & Chevalier has represented insurance companies, employers, fiduciaries, plans and participant associations in complex ERISA litigation matters. The firm's experience in ERISA litigation runs the gamut, including breach of fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction claims, ERISA class action lawsuits, subrogation and reimbursement matters, challenges to benefits denials, litigation against both the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and litigation arising in the intersection between ERISA and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Additionally, we have represented our clients in a wide range of agency actions, including DOL investigations and audits, and appeals before the PBGC. Our team also has significant experience in the area of federal preemption of state laws under ERISA and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA), the federal law that governs the health care of federal government workers.


White Collar Defence:

The members of the firm’s white collar defence practice include criminal trial lawyers with government experience as prosecutors, public defenders, and independent counsel. The lawyers are known for their skills in the courtroom and have tried literally hundreds of criminal trials before juries in jurisdictions around the country. It is with the benefit of this experience that the firm’s lawyers advise and represent both corporate and individual clients at every stage of criminal litigation, including the initial investigation and grand jury process, trial, sentencing, and appeal. They bring governmental and private criminal litigation experience and problem solving skills to assist clients with the crucial strategic and tactical decisions necessary to navigate today’s complex and dangerous governmental enforcement environment.


Government Affairs:

The firm’s government affairs lawyers and professionals have the knowledge and experience to help clients anticipate and influence legislative and regulatory developments, as well as respond strategically to major changes in policy. The firm’s practice focuses on tax, employee benefits, health policy and compliance, international trade, and energy. The firm offers clients more than just critical access to key decision-makers, also providing the substantive experience necessary to present clients’ issues credibly and to help them achieve their business objectives.


Government Contracts:

For more than four decades, Miller & Chevalier has represented government contractors in high-stakes litigation and advised on complex regulatory matters throughout the procurement lifecycle. We partner with government contractors of all sizes to help them navigate their most challenging business problems. Our experience includes cost allowability, defective pricing, and cost accounting; claims and disputes; internal investigations and mandatory disclosures; False Claims Act; bid protests; prime-subcontractor disputes; compliance counseling; suspension and debarment; intellectual property, data rights, and other business disputes; mergers and acquisitions; mass tort litigations; and risk mitigation.

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District of Columbia
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
5
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
5
Band 5
Lawyers
Fred Oliphant
S
Fred Oliphant
S
Senior Statespeople
Gary G Quintiere
S
Gary G Quintiere
S
Senior Statespeople
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
2
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Kirby D. Behre
2
Kirby D. Behre
2
Band 2
Andrew T. Wise
3
Andrew T. Wise
3
Band 3
William Barry
5
William Barry
Head of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
5
Band 5
Tax
1 Department
8 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Tax
2
Tax
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Stephen Gertzman
S
Stephen Gertzman
S
Senior Statespeople
Rocco V Femia
2
Rocco V Femia
2
Band 2
Kevin Kenworthy
3
Kevin Kenworthy
3
Band 3
Alexander Zakupowsky
4
Alexander Zakupowsky
4
Band 4
George Hani
4
George Hani
4
Band 4
Layla J Asali
4
Layla J Asali
4
Band 4
Marc Gerson
4
Marc Gerson
Head of Tax
4
Band 4
Alan Horowitz
5
Alan Horowitz
5
Band 5
USA - Nationwide
Corporate Crime & Investigations: The Elite
1 Department
Department
Corporate Crime & Investigations: The Elite
5
Corporate Crime & Investigations: The Elite
5
Band 5
ERISA Litigation
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
ERISA Litigation
4
ERISA Litigation
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Anthony Shelley
2
Anthony Shelley
2
Band 2
FCPA
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
FCPA
2
FCPA
2
Band 2
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