Amy Miller is of counsel in Cohen Milstein's Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, where she represents institutional and individual shareholders in derivative lawsuits and securities class actions, seeking accountability on issues ranging from breach of fiduciary to corporate waste. She is also a member of the practice's shareholder derivative case development team.
Ms. Miller brings to bear more than 20 years of plaintiff-side and defense-side securities litigation experience addressing matters involving corporate governance and corporate wrongdoing, mergers and acquisitions in which stockholders were not provided maximized value, and more recently with SPAC investment vehicles.
Immediately prior to joining Cohen Milstein in 2019, Ms. Miller led the corporate governance and litigation practice at a highly regarded national securities plaintiffs’ class action law firm. She began her career at one of the nation’s top securities defense firms where she worked for nearly a decade.
Some of Ms. Miller's representations include:
- Zucker, et al. v. Bowl America, Inc., et al. (D. Md.): Cohen Milstein represents shareholders of Bowl America, Inc., who allege that the board of directors of Bowlero Corp., orchestrated a merger that was unfair, misleading and grossly Inadequate, forcing the sale of Bowl America at a fire sale price. On October 11, 2022, the court denied in part defendants' motion to dismiss and the case is currently in discovery.
Some of Ms. Miller's recent successes include:
- FirstEnergy Shareholder Derivative Litigation (S.D. Ohio; N.D. Ohio): Cohen Milstein represented the Massachusetts Laborers Pension Fund in two shareholder derivative actions against certain current and former officers and directors and nominal defendant FirstEnergy related to the Company’s involvement in Ohio’s largest public bribery schemes. On August 23, 2022, the Court granted final approval of a $180 million global settlement of all shareholder derivative cases.
- Boeing Derivative Litigation (N.D. Ill.; Del. Ch.): Cohen Milstein served as sole lead counsel in a federal derivative case brought by the Seafarers Pension Plan against The Boeing Company's directors and officers arising out of the 737 MAX crashes and alleging federal proxy statement violations in connection with director elections. After the case was dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds, Plaintiffs successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, obtaining a 2-to1, precedent-setting decision reversing the district court's dismissal of the case based on enforcement of Boeing's forum selection bylaw. The derivative action ultimately settled, along with a companion class action filed by the Seafarers in Delaware Chancery Court after the district court's dismissal and challenging the bylaw under Delaware law, for corporate governance reforms valued in excess of $100 million and a $6.25 million payment by the Directors' insurers to the Company.
Since 2018, Ms. Miller has contributed to the American Bar Association’s Survey of Federal Class Action Law: A U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis. The Survey, produced by the ABA Litigation Section’s Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, provides up-to-date analysis of class action law in each federal circuit.
Ms. Miller was an extern for the Honorable George B. Daniels of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Ms. Miller earned her B.A. from Boston University, magna cum laude, and she received her J.D. from New York Law School, summa cum laude. While attending law school, Ms. Miller was the Articles Editor for the New York Law School Law Review.