Betsy A. Miller
Partner, Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Tolls, PLLC, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Dartmouth; J.D., Harvard
B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth; J.D., Harvard, Heyman Fellowship for Government Service and...Continue Reading
B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth; J.D., Harvard, Heyman Fellowship for Government Service and Academic Excellence, Kaufman Fellowship for Public Service.
Named one of Washington's Top 40 Under 40 Rising Legal Stars by the National Law Journal, Professor Miller is an experienced litigator, mediator and negotiation skills trainer. Professor Miller is a Partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, where she co-founded the firm's Public Client Practice in 2009 with former D.C. Attorney General, Linda Singer. The Public Client Practice represents state attorneys general as outside counsel in civil law enforcement investigations, litigation and settlements involving consumer fraud, Medicaid fraud, False Claims Act and other civil enforcement areas.
From 2007 to 2008, 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. She 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. Her other government
experience includes serving as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (2001-2002), where she worked for Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (VT), and clerking for the Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1999-2000).
Professor Miller has served on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University Law Center since 2001, where she teaches courses on negotiation skills and mediation strategy. Her dispute resolution experience also includes working as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement consultant, and negotiation skills trainer. She has taught negotiation skills courses at Harvard Law School and to 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.
Professor Miller's recent publications include "Untapped Potential: Creating a Systematic Model for Mediation Preparation," Dispute Resolution Journal (May-August, 2009), and "WARNings for Firms Facing Layoffs or Bankruptcy," Law360 (January, 2009). In 2011, Professor Miller was a presenter at the American Bar Association's National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, where she spoke about state attorney general enforcement efforts.