Eric Miller '99 Joins Perkin Coie as Partner in Appellate Practice Group

From the Perkins Coie website:

Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Eric D. Miller has joined the firm’s Seattle office as a partner in the firm’s Appellate Practice Group.  He was previously an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General in Washington, D.C.  In that position, he argued 14 cases in the United States Supreme Court, and he has filed more than 200 briefs in the Supreme Court. 

“Eric has impeccable credentials and we are honored that he has decided to join our firm,” said Bob Giles, Perkins Coie’s Managing Partner.  “Our appellate practice has a long history of successfully representing clients in a variety of venues and Eric’s significant Supreme Court and Department of Justice experience are ideal complements to our existing rich appellate bench.  Eric will be an outstanding member of our appellate practice and our firm.”

During his tenure at the Office of the Solicitor General from 2007-2012, Miller argued cases in a wide range of fields, including telecommunications, energy, employment, and administrative law.  He also drafted merits briefs, certiorari petitions, and briefs in opposition to certiorari on a wide range of issues.  Prior to joining the Office of the Solicitor General, Miller was Deputy General Counsel at the Federal Communications Commission and prior to that, worked at the United States Department of Justice in both the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division and the Office of Legal Counsel.  At the Department of Justice, he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his conduct of national-security litigation.  Miller also served as a Law Clerk to D.C. Circuit Judge Laurence H. Silberman and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Miller earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with highest honors, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and was the Topics & Comments Editor of The University of Chicago Law Review.  He received his A.B.. magna cum laude in physics from Harvard University.