U.S. Courts of Appeals, DC, First, Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits
MONICA MILLER focuses her practice primarily on representing plaintiffs in antitrust, securities cases consumer protection and whistleblower cases. She has over twenty years’ experience in complex litigation.
Ms. 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.
Ms. Miller is part of a team of lawyers representing present and former state employees in Kentucky in litigation arising out of the management of their underfunded pension plan.
Ms. Miller represents a young woman whose father was killed in a recent natural gas explosion at an apartment complex in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Ms. Miller represents investors who were defrauded in a $300 million Ponzi scheme.
Ms. Miller represents whistleblowers in actions brought on behalf of the government to recover damages caused by overbilling by medical providers and medical equipment sellers through the Medicare and Medcaid programs.
In American Small Business League vs. Department of Defense (N.D. Cal. 2018), Mr. 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.”
Mr. Cuneo and Ms. Miller recently 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. Morris v. Directors Guild of America – Producer Health Plan (D. Mass. 2014). The case raised questions of plan interpretation particularly relevant to directors engaged in nonprofit and public interest film making. The matter was resolved with a confidential settlement.
Mr. Cuneo and Ms. Miller also recently represented the trustee of the estate of famed humorist Arthur Buchwald in a dispute with Citibank, N.A., Buchwald v. Citibank, N.A. (D.D.C. 2014), in which the estate alleged that Citibank’s negligence permitted rogue financial advisor Kenneth Starr to embezzle funds from the estate through the establishment of an unauthorized line of credit. The matter was resolved with a confidential settlement.
In Gassaway v. Jacobs (17th Cir. Ct. Broward Co., Fla. 2012), Ms. Miller defeated multiple motions for summary judgment, and obtained certification of a class of noteholders in an action against investment bankers who managed a private placement of securities in a small publicly traded company, and obtained two separate settlements, the second on the eve of trial.
In Touch Networks v. Gogi Design, 163 Wash. App. 1012 (2011), Ms. Miller obtained the reversal by the Washington Court of Appeals of a judgment (after bench trial) entered by the trial court, in action raising somewhat novel questions concerning the intersection of state contract law and federal copyright law, and obtained a favorable 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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