Stephen W. Miller

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Steve Miller is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP. An experienced litigator, Mr. Miller handles matters through all stages of litigation, from the initial complaint or answer and preliminary motions, through discovery, dispositive motions, trial, post-trial motions, and appeal. He also has experience counseling telecommunications clients regarding regulatory compliance and enforcement matters. Mr. Miller represents both defendants and plaintiffs, and his clients include large corporations with international operations, smaller companies, and individuals.

Civil Litigation: Mr. Miller represents clients in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration. His civil litigation practice touches on a variety of topics, including complex business and other commercial disputes, compensation disputes among telecommunications companies, defense against the enforcement of burdensome subpoenas and document demands on parties outside of an underlying litigation, and litigation finance review.

Government Investigations and Criminal Defense: Mr. Miller represents companies and individuals involved in civil and white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. Recently, he has represented individuals in a federal wire fraud prosecution, and in a federal investigation relating to a participant in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Swiss Bank Program. He also advises and represents telecommunications companies responding to federal regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, including several investigations involving the FCC’s universal service subsidy program.

Appellate Litigation: Mr. Miller represents a variety of individuals and corporations involved in federal and state appellate proceedings. Some of his noteworthy representations include authoring amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court defending the federal subsidies provisions of the Affordable Care Act, advocating for a fundamental right to marriage encompassing same-sex couples, and arguing the unconstitutionality of overly vague federal criminal laws.

Telecommunications: Mr. Miller represents clients both in federal courts and before the FCC and assists them in meeting the complex regime of regulatory obligations faced by communications providers. His practice has touched on a variety of issues, including telecommunications relay services, intercarrier compensation, and telecommunications regulatory schemes.

Before joining Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, Mr. Miller served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jack Zouhary of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Prior to clerking, he worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, practicing complex civil, commercial, environmental, and appellate litigation. He began his legal career working at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, a New York based non-profit organization, representing public benefits recipients in class action litigation.

Mr. Miller received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was an Article Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.



Education

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., cum laude

University of Notre Dame, B.A.

Clerkship

Hon. Jack Zouhary, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia
New York

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, District of Maryland, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of Wisconsin

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