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2021 Partners:

Betsy  Miller

Firm Name: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Location: WashingtonDC
Speaking Session: Women's Leadership Forum


Betsy A. Miller is Co-Chair of Cohen Milstein’s Public Client practice, where she represents state Attorneys General in enforcement investigations and litigation that protect government interests and vulnerable communities against consumer and health care fraud.  Recognized for her expertise in multiparty negotiations and complex litigation, Betsy occupies a prominent position in the national opioid litigation against manufacturers and distributors of prescription narcotics.

The National Law Journal honored Betsy as one of nine women across the country selected as “Elite Women of the Plaintiff’s Bar,” which celebrates women lawyers who have consistently excelled in high-stakes matters over the course of their careers.  The National Law Journal and Trial Lawyer Magazine selected Betsy as one of America’s “50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers.” In 2019, Betsy was awarded a spot on the Lawdragon 500, which recognizes “the best of the best” of the U.S. legal profession.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Betsy had a distinguished career in public service as the Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the Attorney General for the District of Columbia and as Nominations Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.

Betsy has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School since 2001, where she teaches courses on negotiation and mediation. She has been a contributing author to the American Arbitration Association’s Handbook on Mediation and to the Dispute Resolution Journal.

In addition to practicing law, Betsy has earned certificates in Leadership Coaching and in Navigating Polarities: Leading and Coaching in a Complex World, from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.  She is an accredited member of the International Coach Federation and speaks nationally on Leadership, Presence, Negotiation and Resolution Strategy, Team Dynamics, and Change Management.

Betsy earned her A.B. in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College in 1996, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999, where she was an editor on the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Harvard Latino Law Review. Betsy is a 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 on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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