Judith A. Miller
Judith A. Miller
"Judith A. Miller is a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP, advising on a wide range of business and governmental issues, including corporate and individual officer counseling, and complex civil, and business-related criminal, litigation. She returned to the firm in January 2000, after serving as the General Counsel for the Department of Defense for over five years. As General Counsel, Ms. Miller was the Chief Legal Officer for more than 6,000 lawyers at the Department. She was responsible for advising the Secretary and Deputy Secretary and their senior leadership team on a wide range of legal and policy issues, including mergers and acquisitions, international affairs and intelligence matters, operations law, acquisition and business reform, major procurements, significant litigation and investigations, globalization, computer security, alternate dispute resolution, as well as personnel, fiscal, environmental, and health policy issues.
"She took the lead in dealing with the Department of Justice on all significant issues affecting DoD, and also dealt extensively with the Department of State, the National Security Council, the Department of Commerce (on export and encryption issues), and the Federal Trade Commission. Previously at Williams & Connolly, Ms. Miller's counseling and litigation practice included civil and criminal litigation and investigations related to defense procurement, healthcare, and financial institutions; and complex torts. She also has extensive experience in the representation of corporations and corporate officers in corporate compliance and ethics programs, and related investigations.
"Prior to Williams & Connolly, Ms. Miller clerked for Judge Harold Leventhal, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Associate Justice Potter Stewart, Supreme Court of the United States. She was an Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Office of the Special Assistant from 1977 to 1979. Ms. Miller also served in 1994 as a member of the Advisory Board on the Investigative Capability of the Department of Defense. Ms. Miller is a member of the Defense Science Board, the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, and the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security. She has spoken at the National Association of Attorneys General annual Conference on Supreme Court practice, and received that organization's Volunteer Recognition Award for sustained assistance to the states in preparation for arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States. She contributed the 'Implementing Change' chapter to Carter & White, Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future (MIT Press 2001).
"In January 1997, Secretary William J. Perry awarded her the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. Secretary William Sebastian Cohen awarded her the Bronze Palm to that medal in 1999. She is a recipient of the Department of the Army's Decoration for Distinguished Public Service and was also an honoree of the Marine Corps. In September 1997, Beloit College presented Ms. Miller with the Beloit College Distinguished Service Citation in recognition of her service to her community, her profession, and the College. The National Law Journal also recognized her in 1998 as one of the '50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America.'
"Ms. Miller graduated summa cum laude from Beloit College in 1972 (where she has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1978) and from the Yale Law School in 1975."
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- Directors, Academy of Political Science, accessed April 15, 2008.