Betsy A. Miller is a Partner at Cohen Milstein and Chair of the Public Client practice group. Ms. Miller represents state Attorneys General and political subdivisions in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation involving consumer protection, Medicaid fraud, and other areas of enforcement that protect government interests and vulnerable communities. She currently represents the states of Indiana, New Jersey and Vermont in the national opioid crisis litigation against manufacturers and distributors of prescription narcotics.
For her accomplishments and continued work in high-stakes matters, Ms. Miller has been honored on several occasions by industry peers, including Lawdragon 500, which recognizes “the best of the best” in the U.S. legal profession, The National Law Journal and The Trial Lawyer, which have identified Ms. Miller as one of America’s “50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers,” and The National Law Journal, which named Ms. Miller as one of nine women in the nation to its inaugural list of “Elite Women of the Plaintiffs’ Bar.”
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Miller served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Her responsibilities included supervising an office of 700+ employees and serving as the lead lawyer for the historic transition of the D.C. Public Schools under Mayor Adrian Fenty and Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Miller served as Nominations Counsel for Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was responsible for handling confirmation hearings on presidential nominations to the federal judiciary, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and to the Offices of the United States Attorneys.
Ms. Miller also spent eight years as a litigator for two premier defense firms, where she represented some of the nation’s largest companies and individuals in matters including First Amendment issues, complex commercial disputes, collective bargaining negotiations and arbitration, employment class actions and challenges to independent contractor classification. Her civil defense experience adds to Ms. Miller’s deep and balanced litigation skillset.