Perkins Coie Adds White Collar Capabilities in New York
NEW YORK (March 12, 2012) – Perkins Coie announced today that Keith Miller has joined the firm as Partner in the Investigations & White Collar Defense practice in New York and will serve as Head of the Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement practice. He joins the firm from Paul Hastings and is a former SEC enforcement attorney.
Miller focuses his practice on securities enforcement, securities litigation and white collar crime matters. His clients include investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisers and commercial banks, as well as corporations and their officers and directors. He frequently represents these clients in connection with investigations being conducted by the SEC, Department of Justice, State Attorney General Offices, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Congressional committees.
"Adding Keith to our New York office is an important step in furthering the national scope for our white collar practice in general, and in particular, our securities enforcement and litigation capabilities," said Pravin Rao, Firmwide Co-Chair of the Investigations & White Collar Defense practice. "His experience and credibility in the New York financial services market will allow the firm to expand its practice in one of the most important jurisdictions for sophisticated white collar work."
Miller has represented clients in litigations and investigations involving public pension fund investments and the use of placement agents, Ponzi schemes, insider trading and the subprime mortgage and credit crisis. He has also been involved in several high-profile regulatory investigations and litigations relating to insider trading, failed hedge funds, market timing and late trading, naked short selling and private placement (PIPES) transactions.
Miller earned his J.D., cum laude, from the New England School of Law where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement. He received his M.A. and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Securities Litigation Committee and the Broker-Dealer Litigation & SEC Enforcement Subcommittees.
Miller joins a growing Investigations & White Collar Defense practice, including newly added Partner Jean-Jacques 'J' Cabou in Phoenix and Associate Chris O'Malley in Chicago. This practice also includes former U.S. Attorneys and Assistant U.S. Attorneys, former SEC Enforcement Branch Chiefs, SEC counsel, a U.S. State Department attorney, state prosecutors and other former government regulators. The group has extensive experience representing individuals and Fortune 500 companies facing health care fraud, securities violations, antitrust violations, and False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) offenses.
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.