Gregory P. Miller, Esq.
Drinker, Biddle & Reath, L.L.P., Philadelphia
Gregory Miller, a partner in the Philadelphia offices of Drinker, Biddle & Reath, is recognized as one of the 50 most influential minority attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He entered private practice in 1984 after almost a decade of public service, first as an officer in the U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate Generalís Corps and later as a federal prosecutor of the U.S. Attorneyís Office in Philadelphia. During his years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Miller became nationally known for his experience and expertise in the health care enforcement area. As an assistant U.S. Attorney and chief of the Criminal Division, Mr. Miller prosecuted the landmark health care fraud case, United States v. Greber, which established new law in the area of Medicare kickbacks. Shortly after entering private practice, Mr. Miller defended an executive of a major U.S. corporation charged with defense procurement fraud in a four-month jury trial. Mr. Miller subsequently was retained as counsel to the Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania in her role as rehabilitator of the Mutual Fire, Marine and Inland Insurance Company. Mr. Miller led a team of lawyers in recovering millions of dollars on behalf of this insolvent estate. One of Mr. Millerís recoveries, a $51 million settlement in the case Foster v. Alexander & Alexander, was recognized by Pennsylvania Law Weekly as the largest of the 25 largest Awards & Settlements in Pennsylvania in 1995. Mr. Millerís practice includes substantial litigation in the securities area. He represented John Bennett, who was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), among other agencies, for his activities while CEO of the New Era Foundation. Mr. Miller was counsel to a Big Four accounting firm engagement partner in an action brought by the SEC. Mr. Miller has represented clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in virtually every jurisdiction within Pennsylvania. As a result of his vast experience, Mr. Miller was selected by the Hon. Louis Bechtle to serve as special discovery master in the multidistrict litigation matter In re: Diet Drugs Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1203. His service as special discovery master was continued by the Hon. Harvey Bartle, III, when Judge Bartle assumed responsibility for this matter. Mr. Miller is frequently asked to serve as a special master or mediator in federal or state matters. He is also a founding member of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters. In addition to his trial skills, Mr. Miller is an author, lecturer and expert in the area of legal ethics. For six years, he was a member of the Disciplinary Board for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the chair of its Rules Committee. He is currently the vice chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. Mr. Millerís achievements have been recognized numerous times by his peers. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. In 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, he was selected as one of the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for 5% of Pennsylvania attorneys. In addition, in 2007 he was listed as one of the Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.