Chair: Anthony F Shelley
Number of lawyers: 90
Languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Danish, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu
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. Over the past three years, Miller & Chevalier has represented nearly 40% of the US Fortune 100 and one-third of the Global 50. A trusted partner to clients throughout the United States and around the world, Miller & Chevalier assists them with their most complex problems and strategic opportunities.
Main Areas of Practice:
Tax: Miller & Chevalier was founded as the first federal tax practice in the United States. The firm’s administrative and tax controversy practice solves clients’ most difficult problems administratively and in the courts. The firm has successfully litigated several of the largest tax cases in US history. In the area of tax planning and consulting, the firm regularly handles all of the US federal tax aspects of complex, multi-billion dollar, multinational transactions. In addition, the firm represents clients in complex tax policy matters. Miller & Chevalier lawyers have a broad range of technical experience and industry background, spanning financial products and structured finance, international tax, tax accounting, corporate tax, partnership tax, transfer pricing, S corporations, criminal tax, tax policy, tax credits and incentives, taxation of natural resources, and withholding tax issues.
Contact: Patricia J Sweeney
Tel: 202 626 5926
International: Miller & Chevalier’s international practice offers clients experience with a wide variety of trade and investment policy issues, as well as many aspects of the increasingly interrelated areas of international legal and regulatory compliance. The firm’s experience includes the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international anti-corruption laws; US anti-boycott regimes; civilian and military export controls; economic sanctions; customs; antidumping, countervailing duty, safeguards, and market disruption proceedings; and trade policy and legislation. The firm has proven experience handling complex and diverse projects throughout the world; and in the past five years alone, Miller & Chevalier lawyers have been on the ground in nearly 60 countries.
Contact: Kathryn Cameron Atkinson
Tel: 202 626 5957
Litigation: Litigation comprises two-thirds of the firm’s practice, with Miller & Chevalier lawyers combining extensive civil and criminal trial experience, both jury and non-jury, with deep technical capabilities in the substantive areas of tax; white collar crime and internal investigations; ERISA and fiduciary issues; False Claims Act and qui tam matters; and government contracts. In addition to the firm’s focused litigation experience, it has depth in disputes involving complex commercial transactions. Miller & Chevalier’s lawyers have appeared before more than 25 different federal agencies, many state courts, the vast majority of the federal trial courts in the country, every federal court of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Contact: Mark Rochon
Tel: 202 626 5819
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. In addition, the practice features significant ERISA litigation capabilities, as well as policy experience, which is critical in a business environment characterized by tremendous regulatory and legislative change. The employee benefits group advises clients in a variety of areas, including qualified plans; non-qualified deferred compensation; non-ERISA fringe benefits; health and welfare benefits, including healthcare reform; payroll taxes; worker classification; information reporting; and penalty abatement.
Contact: C Frederick Oliphant, III
Tel: 202 626 5834
Government Affairs: Miller & Chevalier focuses on helping domestic and foreign clients design and shape policy and comply with both US and international legislation and regulation. The firm offers more than just critical access to key decision makers; it provides substantive representation to clients on tax, employee benefits, healthcare, international trade, and energy policy issues. The firm also provides the knowledge, background in government, and substantive experience clients need to frame their issues credibly and successfully.
Contact: Marc J Gerson
Tel: 202 626 1475
Areas of Practice