Gregory P. Miller is 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 represents both institutions and individuals. He most recently obtained an acquittal after a six-month jury trial, of a securities lawyer charged with RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to commit securities fraud. He has represented 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 for White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business (2010-2014).
During his years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Greg became nationally known for his prosecution of complex criminal cases involving noncompliance with government regulations in the defense and healthcare areas. Greg prosecuted the landmark health care fraud case, United States v. Greber, and established new law in the area of Medicare kickbacks.
Commercial Litigation. Since joining Drinker, Greg has developed a substantial practice representing clients in commercial disputes. He is currently representing a publicly traded financial institution in a variety of actions including a purported derivative claim brought by one of the institution’s shareholders. In his commercial litigation practice, Greg handles claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. As plaintiff’s counsel for the Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania, Greg recovered over $50 million in settlement of the case Foster v. Alexander & Alexander.
Because of his knowledge and experience in managing large commercial litigation matters, courts have appointed Greg to serve as a Special Master to assist the court in the management of complex cases. For example, Greg was appointed by the Honorable 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 in the Fen-Phen litigation matter continues under the former Chief Judge for the Eastern District, the Honorable Harvey Bartle III.
Over the years, Greg has received numerous acknowledgements of his skills as a trial lawyer. He has been a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1998. Greg is described, in the most recent Chambers USA (2014): General Commercial Litigation, as “well respected and a very good advocate," with one commentator adding: "He is among the smartest lawyers I've ever met: he is one of those people that everyone listens to.”
Securities Litigation. Greg’s securities litigation experience includes private class actions, SEC and CFTC regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings and U.S. Department of Justice 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. Currently, Greg is lead counsel on several active SEC and CFTC matters.
Internal Investigations. In light of his experience in handling high profile and extremely sensitive matters, Greg is frequently retained by publicly traded companies to perform 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. He also conducted a significant internal investigation for a major insurance 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 during a very short time period.
In General. Greg also speaks frequently on legal ethics and serves as an expert witness on both trial practice and legal ethics. When his trial schedule permits, he teaches Professional Responsibility at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Greg gained his experience in this area while serving on the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Chair of its Rules Committee and as Chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.