Gregory P. Miller, Esq. is a renowned attorney known for his deep experience in a wide range of practice areas including securities, insurance, business/commercial, employment, and health care. He has represented clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in local and national matters of great complexity. Mr. Miller has represented several governmental entities such as the City of Philadelphia and the City of Chicago in compliance and employment matters and the Insurance Department for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in insurance, regulatory, and reinsurance matters.
Mr. Miller was a partner in the firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLC and served as one of its managing partners. Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, he was the majority and founding shareholder of Miller, Alfano & Raspanti, P.C. He entered into private practice in 1984 after almost a decade of public service, first as an officer in the United States Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corp. and later as a federal prosecutor of the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia.
Mr. Miller is a frequent lecturer, adjunct professor, and expert witness in the area of legal ethics.
ADR Experience and Qualifications
- National Special Master – Fen-Phen Litigation (1998–2016)
- Mr. Miller is nationally known for his significant role as Special Master in the Multi-District Litigation matter In Re: Diet Drugs Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2103
- Mr. Miller was first selected by the Honorable Louis Bechtle to serve as a Special Discovery Master. His role was subsequently expanded as a result of the Court’s approval of a class action settlement. His service as Special Master was continued by the Honorable Harvey Bartle, III, when Judge Bartle assumed responsibility for this matter.
- Mr. Miller served as Special Master for 18 years, providing primary oversight of the resolution of discovery disputes involving electronic discovery and privilege issues. Mr. Miller directed the settlement implementation and administration including the supervision of a team of lawyers and paralegals responsible for monitoring the progress of claim payments in approximately 30,000 plaintiffs and 14,000 cases. Mr. Miller and his staff also supervised an arbitration and claims payment process, an escrow account for attorneys’ fees, and provided other support as requested by the District Court.
- Academy of Court Appointed Masters
- As a founding member of the Academy, Mr. Miller created the only national organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of the bench and bar on the use of court adjuncts, special masters, court monitors, judicial referees, and masters of chancery
- Leinheiser v. Dusenbery Worldwide, April Term 2009, No. 1891 (Phila. Cty. Ct. Com. Pl.) (Products Liability Claims related to manufacturing equipment) Leinheiser v. Dusenbery Worldwide, April Term 2009, No. 2072 (Phila. Cty. Ct. Com. Pl.) (Related Case)
- Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Tredegar Corp., 1:11-cv-02829-MGC (S.D.N.Y.) (Claim under indemnification provision of a purchase agreement)
- Claim for damages related to alleged breach of non-disclosure agreement
- Claim related to purchase price adjustment provisions of acquisition agreement
- Class Action/Mass Tort
- Ciamaichelo v. Indep. Blue Cross, 589 Pa. 415, 909 A.2d 1211 (2006) (Class Action claim based on alleged failure by non-profit corporation to distribute excess surplus)
- In re DVI, Inc. Securities Litigation, 03-CV-5336-LDD (E.D. Pa.) (Class Action securities case related to restatement of Financial Statements)
- Class action alleging age discrimination in the promotion and retention of boiler operators at schools within the Philadelphia School District
- Health Care
- 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 United States Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division, prosecuted the landmark health care fraud case, United States v. Greber, which established new law in the area of Medicare kickbacks.
- Mr. Miller served as counsel to the Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania in his role as Rehabilitator of the Mutual Fire, Marine and Inland Insurance Company. In this role, Mr. Miller led a team of lawyers in recovering millions of dollars on behalf of this insolvent estate. One of the recoveries, a $51 million settlement in the case, Foster v. Alexander & Alexander Services, Inc., 1995 WL 27447 (ED. Pa) was recognized by Pennsylvania Law as the largest of the 25 largest Awards & Settlements in Pennsylvania in 1995. This and other recoveries enabled Mutual Fire to be successfully rehabilitated.
- Mr. Miller successfully defended Act 6, a comprehensive automobile insurance reform bill, from all challenges brought by the insurance industry and medical professionals. Act 6 was created by Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey, who specifally chose Mr. Miler to defend the bill. The Reform provisions of Act 6 have served as a model to numerous other states.
- Mr. Miller is specifically respected for his experience involving high-profile cases on behalf of publicly held companies in the areas of securities and consumer class actions and shareholders derivative actions. Clients include the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, John Bennett (while CEO of the New Era Foundation), a Big Four accounting firm, the Insurance Commissioner of Delaware, and many others.
- Resolved disputes with the S.E.C. involving allegations of late trading, market timing, and the improper management of a hedge fund
Additional Select Representative Matters
- The Republic of Iraq v. ABB Ag et al., 920 F. Supp. 2d 517 (S.D.N.Y. 2013) (RICO action by the Republic of Iraq alleging fraud against companies involved the Oil for Food Programme)
- Harris v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, 2:07-cv-00403-TJS (E.D. Pa.) (Personal injury claims associated with pipeline explosion.) Myers v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, 2:07-cv-03320-PD (E.D. Pa.) (Related Case) Fernandes v. Exxon Mobil Corporation, 5:08-cv-00596-PD (E.D. Pa.) (Related Case)