Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Betsy A. Miller is a Partner at Cohen Milstein and Co-Chair of the Public Client practice group.
Ms. Miller represents state Attorneys General, counties, and cities in civil law enforcement investigations and litigation involving consumer protection, Medicaid fraud, and other areas of enforcement that protect government interests and vulnerable communities. She currently represents the states of Indiana, New Jersey and Vermont in their opioid investigations and litigation.
Ms. Miller has received numerous accolades for her advocacy on behalf of state attorneys general and for her leadership and impact on consumer protection law. Most recently, The National Law Journal chose her from hundreds of nominees as a winner of the “Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar” award, a select group of just nine women nationwide who were recognized as leaders in their field of law and who have "consistently excelled in high-stakes matters on behalf of plaintiffs over the course of their careers.” For her successes on the multi-billion-dollar S&P and Moody’s consumer fraud lawsuits, The National Law Journal awarded Cohen Milstein’s Public Client practice as the “Elite Trial Lawyer” winner in both the Consumer Protection and Financial Instruments categories. Ms. Miller has been named to the Lawdragon 500 list of Leading Lawyers in America and recognized as a Super Lawyer for her leadership and contribution to the field of consumer protection. The National Law Journal has also named Ms. Miller as a “Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer,” and, earlier in her career, she received their prestigious honor of being named one of the “40 Under 40” Rising Stars in Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller is an Executive Board member of the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs Lawyers.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Miller served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Her responsibilities included supervising an office of 700+ employees and serving as the lead lawyer for the historic transition of the D.C. Public Schools under Mayor Adrian Fenty and Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
Ms. Miller previously served as Nominations Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was responsible for handling confirmation hearings on presidential nominations to the federal judiciary, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and to U.S. Attorney’s Offices. Prior that, Ms. Miller had a distinguished litigation career at two premier defense firms.
Ms. Miller has served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School since 2001, where she teaches classes on negotiation and mediation. Ms. Miller has been an Instructor of negotiation courses at Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Institute and has provided negotiation skills training to federal and state government agencies, law firms, corporations and non-profit organizations.
She has authored several articles, including “Untapped Potential: Creating a Systematic Model for Mediation Preparation,” which appears as Chapter 13 in the AAA Handbook on Mediation – Third Edition (2016).
Ms. Miller received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor on the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Harvard Latino Law Review. She is the recipient of Harvard Law School’s post-graduate Heyman Fellowship for government service and academic excellence and Harvard Law School’s Kaufman Fellowship for public service. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In 2017, Ms. Miller received her Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL).