U.S. Courts of Appeals, DC, First, Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits
MONICA MILLER joined CGL in 2008, and focuses her practice on representing plaintiffs in securities, antitrust, consumer protection and whistleblower cases. She has over twenty-five years’ experience in complex litigation.
Miller is part of a team of lawyers representing hospitals in actions brought, in state and federal courts across the country, against opioid manufacturers and distributors arising out of the ongoing opioid crisis. The team recently obtained an order denying (in principal part) motions to dismiss the bellwether hospital case pending in the federal multidistrict litigation styled In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation (N.D. Ohio), and has been similarly successful in sustaining hospital claims in state courts in West Virginia and Arizona.
Miller recently represented a young mother whose father was killed in the 2016 natural gas explosion in Montgomery County, Maryland against both the utility company and apartment complex management company. After extensive fact and expert discovery (involving a broad array of technical experts), the case was favorably resolved on the eve of trial.
Miller recently represented a group of investors who were defrauded in a $300 million national Ponzi scheme, bringing claims against the operators of a Bethesda, Maryland-based “feeder” fund, and malpractice claims against a prominent area law firm. After extensive and vigorously fought motion practice and discovery, the case was favorably resolved on the eve of trial.
Cuneo and Ms. Miller, representing a small business advocacy group, recently prevailed in an action brought under the Freedom of Information Act seeking public disclosure of information concerning Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s small business subcontracting practices. The Court, in determining that CGL’s client was entitled to reimbursement of attorneys’ fees, stated that CGL “deserves … a lot of credit for having stood up to the government” through “a lot of litigation.”
Cuneo and Ms. Miller represented documentary filmmaker Len Morris (director of Stolen Childhoods, an award-winning documentary about child labor) in an ERISA action concerning eligibility for pension and health benefits with the pension and health plans associated with the Directors’ Guild of America. The case raised questions of plan interpretation particularly relevant to directors engaged in nonprofit and public interest film making. The matter was resolved favorably with a confidential settlement.
Cuneo and Ms. Miller also recently represented the trustee of the estate of famed humorist Art Buchwald in a dispute with Citibank, N.A., in which the estate alleged that Citibank’s negligence permitted a notorious rogue financial advisor to embezzle funds from the estate through the establishment of an unauthorized line of credit. The matter was resolved with a confidential settlement.
Prior to joining CGL, Ms. Miller served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith Brown Clement, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana (1991-1993), and then practiced at a major class action firm in Boston (1994-1999), and as a solo practitioner (1999-2008), with her practice focused on shareholder litigation and other securities-related litigation.
Ms. Miller speaks French and Spanish.
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CGL is currently engaged in dozens of cases from product defect class actions to antitrust litigation to civil rights advocacy.
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