Chanda A. Miller

Associate Philadelphia
chanda.miller dbr.com
Phone: (215) 988-1197
Fax: (215) 988-2757

About

Chanda A. Miller handles complex commercial litigation, including antitrust litigation, appellate litigation, and corporate governance disputes. Chanda defends clients in cases involving price-fixing claims, alleged false claims act violations, consumer protection claims, and RICO claims. Her appellate experience includes work on appeals in state and federal courts on antitrust, consumer protection act, and other complex commercial litigation issues. Chanda also advises for-profit and not-for-profit companies and their boards of directors on matters relating to corporate governance policies and litigation risk, conducts corporate internal investigations, and represents clients in investigations by state and federal enforcement agencies.

Prior to joining the firm, Chanda completed a one-year clerkship with the Honorable William H. Yohn Jr. (Ret.) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While in law school, she completed an externship with the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman (Ret.) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and an internship with the Honorable Glynnis D. Hill in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division.

Experience

  • Representing defendant in nationwide price-fixing class action, including on interlocutory appeal of district court’s class certification order, where the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the order and held for the first time that a Daubert standard of admissibility applies to expert testimony at the class certification stage.
  • Defending pharmaceutical manufacturer in various state court actions alleging product liability, breach of warranty, and common law fraud.
  • Defending pharmaceutical manufacturer in various civil actions filed by state attorneys general alleging Medicaid fraud and violations of state consumer protection and deceptive trade practices acts.
  • Representing technology services provider in litigation and arbitration proceedings involving breach of contract allegations.
  • Representing private equity fund in litigation related to corporate governance dispute.
  • Representing Commonwealth agency on appeal of decisions made by the agency to approve a regulatory transaction before the agency and to deny petitions to intervene in that transaction; and acting as legal advisor to the agency in connection with matters relating to its examination of the underlying regulatory transaction.

Chanda also maintains an active pro bono practice. Her representative pro bono matters include:

  • Representing amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court on issues related to First Amendment protections.
  • Representing students with disabilities and their parents who have limited English proficiency in due process hearings related to the school district’s failure to provide a free and appropriate public education to the students and failure to provide the requisite interpretation and translation services as part of the development of the students’ individualized education programs.
  • Representing minors and adults in name change and birth certificate amendment proceedings.

Recognitions

The Public Interest Law Center Pro Bono Partner of the Month (May 2015)
Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society (1999)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2007, magna cum laude, Temple Law Review - Editor-in-Chief
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., 2000, with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Organizations

  • Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees