Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Washington, DC Office

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Chair: Kathryn Cameron Atkinson
Number of lawyers: 90

Firm Overview:
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 defence 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% of the Fortune 100, one-quarter of the Fortune 500, and approximately 30% of the Global 100. Based in Washington, DC, a significant number of firm lawyers have held senior positions in the US government and have written many of the regulations they currently help clients navigate.

Main Areas of Practice:

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.
Contact: Kevin L Kenworthy
Tel: +202 626 5848

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.
Contact: James G Tillen
Tel: +202 626 6068

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.
Contact: Andrew T Wise
Tel: +202 626 5818

Employee Benefits:
Miller & Chevalier’s employee benefits practice offers a full range of consulting, planning, and controversy services to clients facing the challenges of increased audit and regulatory scrutiny in the benefits area, including the related payroll tax and information reporting obligations. The practice features significant ERISA litigation capabilities and policy experience that is critical in a business environment characterised by tremendous regulatory and legislative change. The firm’s seven foundational practices are: (1) health and welfare plan counselling (2) qualified plan counselling (3) DOL investigations and compliance (4) payroll taxes, fringe benefits, and information reporting (5) executive compensation (6) ERISA litigation and (7) PBGC counseling and controversy.
Contact: Elizabeth F Drake
Tel: +202 626 5838

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.
Contact: Timothy P O’Toole
Tel: +202 626 5552

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.
Contact: Marc J Gerson
Tel: +202 626 1475