Chair: Anthony F Shelley
Number of lawyers: 109
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, D.C. 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, D.C., 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.
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Miller & Chevalier was founded as the first federal tax practice in the United States. For 95 years, the firm has successfully represented the most sophisticated clients in all facets of federal income taxation. Miller & Chevalier lawyers have a broad range of technical experience and industry background, spanning international tax, corporate tax, partnership tax, tax accounting, transfer pricing, financial products and structured finance, S corporations, insurance tax, criminal tax, tax policy, tax credits and incentives, taxation of natural resources and withholding tax issues. The firm resolves issues in Washington at their ultimate source because of the experience and knowledge gained over the years from working in the government, working cooperatively with the government and challenging the government when required. The firm’s administrative and tax controversy practice solves clients’ most difficult problems administratively and in the courts. The firm has successfully litigated some of the largest tax cases in US history. In the area of tax planning and consulting, the firm regularly handles all of the U.S. federal tax aspects of complex, multi-billion dollar, multinational transactions.
Contact: Patricia J Sweeney Tel: 202 626 5926
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 70 countries.
Contact: Kathryn Cameron Atkinson Tel: 202 626 5957
Litigation comprises two-thirds of the firm’s practice, with Miller & Chevalier lawyers combining extensive civil and criminal trial experience, both jury and nonjury, with deep technical capabilities in the substantive areas of tax; white collar crime and internal investigations; antitrust and cartel matters; 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
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: Marianna G Dyson Tel: 202 626 5867
Miller & Chevalier focuses on helping domestic and foreign clients design and shape US and foreign policy from a legislative and regulatory perspective. 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 helps clients achieve sound and practical business solutions in highly technical matters, as well as with major policy issues that have national and international implications. A thorough understanding of the workings and decision-making processes in the government, in conjunction with a formidable level of senior-level government experience and substantive expertise, enables lawyers to match clients’ interests and needs with opportunities that are precisely suited to their objectives.
Contact: Marc J Gerson Tel: 202 626 1475
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