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Marshall Miller is widely recognised for his vast experience handling white-collar crime and related regulatory matters.


Marshall L Miller is of counsel in the litigation department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His practice concentrates on advising corporations, board members and senior executives with respect to internal investigations, criminal defence, cybersecurity, data privacy, regulatory compliance and related civil litigation.

Before joining the firm, Mr Miller served as principal deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff at the US Department of Justice’s criminal division. In that position, he supervised over 600 federal prosecutors and oversaw the Department of Justice’s most significant prosecutions, including its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act practice and its flagship cybercrime unit. Mr Miller helped determine and implement the Department of Justice’s priorities and policies, including its policy on corporate cooperation with Department investigations. He testified on Capitol Hill, briefed Congressional staff, and advised executive branch officials on initiatives ranging from improving cybersecurity to combating kleptocracy.

In 2015, Mr Miller personally managed and coordinated the successful Senate confirmation process for the Attorney General of the United States.

Prior to his post at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, he was the chief of the criminal division at the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, overseeing all of its criminal prosecutions including the groundbreaking FIFA case. He served for over a dozen years as an assistant United States attorney, holding additional leadership positions that included national security coordinator and chief/deputy chief of the violent crimes and terrorism section. Mr Miller conducted and supervised the prosecution of some of the nation’s most significant corporate fraud, corruption, sanctions violations, cybercrime, and international terrorism cases.

His awards include: Best Speech on White Collar Enforcement, presented by Global Investigations Review (2015); Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of National Security, (2011); Director’s Award for Superior Performance, presented by the Department of Justice, (2010); Federal Prosecutor of the Year, presented by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, (2010); Henry L Stimson Medal, presented by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York to the Eastern District of New York’s most outstanding Criminal Division AUSA, (2010); J Michael Bradford Award, presented by the National Association of Former US Attorneys for the most outstanding performance by an AUSA at the Department of Justice, (2009); and National Intelligence Merit Award, presented by the Director of National Intelligence, (2008).

Most recently, Mr Miller was a senior fellow at NYU’s programme on corporate compliance and enforcement, where he continues to serve on the programme’s advisory board. Mr Miller has served as an assistant professor and adjunct clinical professor at NYU Law School, where he co-founded the EDNY Federal Criminal Prosecution Clinic, and an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School teaching national security law.

Mr Miller graduated cum laude with distinction from Yale College in 1993 and received a JD from Yale Law School in 1998. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Allyne R Ross, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, from 1998 to 1999.

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