Laura Ariane Miller (Laurie) is a Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP, and chairs the firm's Corporate Integrity practice. Her practice includes directing internal investigations as well as white collar criminal defense for corporations, corporate executives, and business leaders facing civil and criminal allegations. High profile clients turn to Ms. Miller for her ability to balance the demands of a public investigation with a minimum of public attention.
While still an undergraduate at Michigan, Ms. Miller served as a Congressional Intern to then House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford. After graduation from law school, Ms. Miller served as a law clerk to Justice Byron R. White at the United States Supreme Court. She has worked in all three branches of the federal government. She is shown here at an event with President Obama.
In 2007 Ms. Miller was one of ten legal experts worldwide selected to participate in the training of Sudanese lawyers. This Darfur advocacy training, the first of its kind, was sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and was designed to assist the Sudanese lawyers representing victims before the International Criminal Court.
In addition to being a frequent lecturer and commentator on trial practice and the courts, she has been cited as a leader in a number of journals; here are just a few:
Laurie enjoys interacting with Michigan students and is an active mentor in the Michigan in Washington Program as well as being the Advisory Board Chair. She celebrates the program's 5th anniversary with MIW alum Ben Leighton (who has graduated and works as a paralegal at Nixon Peabody).