Professional Biography

Eric D. Miller Partner

Firmwide Chair, Appellate Practice

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OVERVIEW

Eric Miller focuses on Supreme Court and appellate litigation. He has presented more than 50 appellate arguments, including 15 in the Supreme Court of the United States, and has filed more than 200 briefs in the Supreme Court.

Before joining Perkins Coie, Eric served for more than five years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. In that capacity, he represented the government in the Supreme Court in numerous cases in a wide range of fields, including communications, energy, employment, and administrative law. In 2008, he was awarded the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award for his conduct of national-security litigation.

Eric previously served as Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, where he managed the litigation division of the Commission's Office of General Counsel, which is responsible for defending the Commission's orders in federal courts of appeals. He has also served on the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice and in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.

Eric has also served as a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law, teaching Supreme Court Decision Making.

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA, in Appellate Law,  2014 - 2017

Related Employment

  • United States Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General, Washington, D.C., Assistant to the Solicitor General, 2007 - 2012
  • Federal Communications Commission, Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C., Deputy General Counsel, 2006 - 2007
  • United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Appellate Staff, Civil Division, Attorney, 2004 - 2006; 2001 - 2003
  • United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Office of Legal Counsel, Attorney - Adviser, 2003 - 2004

Clerkships

  • Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States

  • Hon. Laurence Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California

  • District of Columbia

  • Washington

Education

  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.,
    with highest honors, Order of the Coif
    , 1999,
    Topics and Comments Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
  • Harvard University, A.B., Physics,
    magna cum laude
    , 1996

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