April 12, 2017

Betsy A. Miller is a partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC and co-chair of the firm’s Public Client practice group in Washington, D.C. Miller represents state attorneys general and municipalities in civil law enforcement investigations and enforcement actions involving consumer fraud and false claims.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Miller served as the chief of staff and senior counsel to the D.C. attorney general and, previously, as counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where she worked for Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt. Miller also spent eight years as a litigator for two premier defense firms, where she represented some of the nation’s largest companies. Since 2001, Miller has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School, where she teaches courses on negotiation and mediation.

Miller is the recipient of Harvard Law School’s post-graduate Heyman Fellowship for government service and academic excellence and Harvard Law School’s Kaufman Fellowship for public service.

Q: What's the most rewarding aspect of working as a plaintiffs attorney?

A: Working with state attorneys general to bring cases that produce immediate and long-lasting results for vulnerable populations. It’s a privilege and a reward. My clients are talented government lawyers who fight every day against deceptive practices in the financial, health care and pharmaceutical industries. Their dedication and creativity fuel my commitment. As a former government lawyer myself, I can’t imagine a better job than the one I have now — where I can continue to serve the public interest while also offering resources only available in the private sector.

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