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Patricia B. Miller

Office of the Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department
Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division
New York, NY, USA


Patricia Miller is the Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department.  Special Fed is responsible for the defense of NYC law enforcement in Federal Civil Rights actions, including members of the NYC Police Department.  Prior to her appointment as Chief, Ms. Miller served as the Deputy Chief of Trials for the Special Fed Division.  Ms. Miller was also a trial supervisor and senior trial attorney for the Labor and Employment Division of the Law Department.  She has tried to verdict more than 60 cases in federal court and supervised dozens more.  Ms. Miller was named Top Women in Law 2016 by the New York Law Journal and is a 2017 recipient of the New York State Bar Association Shira Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom.  

Before joining the Law Department, Ms. Miller clerked for William M. Acker, former U.S. District Judge for Northern District of Alabama, and was an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel.  She is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law and has served on the faculty of Cardozo Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and the Law Department’s NITA program. 

Ms. Miller completed her undergraduate work at Fordham University and obtained her law degree from William and Mary in Virginia where she was a member of the Law Review Executive Staff.  She has served as chair of the Law Department's Committee on Diversity Recruitment and Retention and is the 2013 recipient of the Jane M. Bolin Diversity in Leadership Award.  Ms. Miller is also the co-Chair of the Federal Bar Council Diversity Committee and a member of the Federal Bar Council Second Circuit Committee.

Patricia B. Miller is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Part 1200, Rule 8.4, Rules of Professional Conduct, New York State Unified Court System (January 1, 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Judge Ann Donnelly, Individual Practices and Rules (September 27, 2017) - Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Individual Motion Practice of Judge Jack B. Weinstein - Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Best Practices for Creating an Environment Free of Sexual Harassment - Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Myles V. Lynk, Chair, American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Commission on Disability Rights, Diversity & Inclusion 360 Commission, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Commission on Women in the Profession, Report to the House of Delegates, Revised Resolution 109 (August 2016) - Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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