Betsy A. Miller
Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Dartmouth; J.D., Harvard
Betsy A. Miller is a Partner in the Public Client Practice Group at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC (
Betsy A. Miller is a Partner in the Public Client Practice Group at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC (www.cohenmilstein.com).
Named one of Washington’s Top 40 Under 40 Rising Legal Stars by the National Law Journal, Professor Miller is an experienced litigator and negotiator. At Cohen Milstein, Professor Miller represents state Attorneys General in investigations, litigation and civil enforcement actions involving fraudulent mortgage lending, unsafe and deceptive practices in the sale of prescription drugs, and misclassification of independent contractors in violation of state tax and labor laws. In addition to government clients, Professor Miller represents other public-sector clients in their efforts to ensure enforcement of laws protecting workers and consumers.
Professor Miller has served on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University Law Center since 2001, where she teaches courses on mediation strategy and negotiation skills. Professor Miller’s dispute resolution experience also includes serving as a mediator, arbitrator, mediation coach and negotiation skills trainer. She has taught negotiation skills courses at Harvard Law School and for a variety of federal and state government clients, law firms, corporations and non-profit organizations. As a consultant for the Kennedy School of Government, Professor Miller traveled to Central America to evaluate mediation and arbitration programs in Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Professor Miller served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. In that capacity, Professor Miller managed high-profile legal issues and policy initiatives for the Attorney General and was the Mayor’s lead labor and employment lawyer overseeing the transition of the D.C. Public Schools to mayoral control. Professor Miller also supervised the General Counsels’ offices of three District agencies, including the D.C. Public Schools and the Office of the State Superintendent for Education.
Professor Miller also served as Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where she worked for Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (VT). After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Professor Miller’s recent publications include “Untapped Potential: Creating a Systematic Model for Mediation Preparation,” Dispute Resolution Journal (May-August, 2009).
Professor Miller received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and Spanish from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor on the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Harvard Latino Law Review. After graduating, Harvard awarded Professor Miller the Heyman Fellowship for government service and academic excellence and the Kaufman Fellowship for public service.