Gregory P. Miller is a managing partner of the firm and a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex litigation in federal and state courts. Greg’s areas of concentration include white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, securities litigation and internal investigations.
White Collar Criminal Defense. Greg’s practice in this area is substantial and varied. He is frequently retained when clients are facing parallel criminal, regulatory, and civil proceedings in the health care, antitrust, securities, environmental and government procurement areas. Greg’s clients have included a former director of a publicly traded international health care financing company, a “Big Four” audit engagement partner, the former chief financial officer of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), a vice president of a major, nationally recognized broker-dealer in a “market timing” investigation and the president of a major generic drug manufacturer. Greg’s reputation in the White Collar Criminal Defense area earned him Band 1 recognition in 2010 and 2011 in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations).
During his years as a federal prosecutor, Greg became nationally known for his experience in the health care enforcement area, which remains a significant aspect of his current practice. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division, Greg prosecuted the landmark health care fraud case, United States v. Greber, which established new law in the area of Medicare kickbacks.
Commercial Litigation. Since joining Drinker, Greg has developed a national practice representing clients in commercial disputes. He is currently representing a foreign corporation in The Republic of Iraq v. ABB AG et al., a RICO action involving that company’s participation in the United Nations’ Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq. In his practice, Greg also has handled landmark insurance litigation on behalf of the Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania including one matter where he recovered over $50 million in settlement of the case Foster v. Alexander & Alexander.
Because of his knowledge and experience in commercial litigation, both federal and state courts frequently appoint Greg as a Special Master to assist the court in the management of complex cases. Greg was selected by the Hon. Louis C. Bechtle, former Chief Judge Emeritis of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to serve as special discovery master in the multidistrict litigation matter In Re: Diet Drugs Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203 (commonly known as the Fen-Phen litigation). His service as special discovery master continued under the current Chief Judge for the Eastern District, the Hon. Harvey Bartle III, when Chief Judge Bartle assumed responsibility for that litigation.
A fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Greg was described in Chambers USA (2010): General Commercial Litigation as “knowledgeable and attentive, and displays sound judgment.”
Securities Litigation. Greg’s securities litigation experience includes private actions, SEC regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings and USAO investigations. He has handled disputes with the SEC involving allegations of late trading, market timing and improper conduct by investment advisors and hedge fund managers. Most notable in this area is Greg’s representation of John Bennett, who was criminally prosecuted by the USAO and sued by the SEC for allegedly operating a ponzi scheme while CEO of the New Era Foundation.
Internal Investigations. In light of his civil, criminal and SEC experience, Greg is frequently retained by publicly owned companies to perform sensitive and complex internal investigations. For example, he represented a Special Committee of the Board of a Fortune 500 company as counsel for an internal investigation of alleged insider trading allegations involving senior level executives of the company and conducted a significant internal investigation for a major health care company that was unique in terms of the breath and complexity of the issues involved, as well as the volume of materials and interviews considered.
In General. Greg writes and speaks frequently on trial practice and legal ethics. He is currently teaching Professional Responsibility at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and as chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. Greg is currently a member of the U.S. District Court Criminal Justice Act Selection Committee, and a member of the Board of the Defender Association of Philadelphia.
In 2008, Greg received the J. Austin Norris Award from the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia and in 2011 received the Pennsylvania Multicultural Award from the National Diversity Council.