Jessica D. Miller
Litigation; Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation
Jessica Davidson Miller has broad experience in the defense of purported class actions and other complex civil litigation with a focus on product liability matters and multidistrict litigation proceedings. Ms. Miller has been responsible for case coordination, strategy, and law and motions in numerous federal and state court coordinated proceedings involving pharmaceutical products, medical devices and industrial products. Ms. Miller also has extensive appellate experience before state and federal courts of appeals and frequently advises clients on appellate strategy. In addition, she has been involved in several major federal legislative efforts and has written extensively on class action and tort reform issues. Ms. Miller speaks frequently at seminars and symposia on litigation-related issues, including numerous appearances before industry groups, defense counsel and tort reform organizations, judicial conferences and other legal education forums.
Prior to private practice, Ms. Miller worked for former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg and former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham. From 1999-2000, she worked at the Federal Trade Commission as a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel, focusing on appellate litigation.
Ms. Miller repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She also was named a “BTI Client Service All-Star 2012” by The BTI Consulting Group. In 2013, Law360 selected Ms. Miller as a member of its Product Liability Editorial Board.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1996 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Georgetown Metropolitan Club Award for Academic Excellence)
M.S., Columbia University, 1991
B.A., Columbia University, 1988 (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
Member, The American Law Institute
“3rd Circ. Takes Ascertainability More Seriously,” (with John H. Beisner and Jordan M. Schwartz), Law360, August 21, 2013
“Striking Out Class Action Plaintiffs,” Thomson Reuters News & Insight, June 29, 2012
Cy Pres: A Not So Charitable Contribution to Class Action Practice (with John H. Beisner and Jordan M. Schwartz) Released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, October 2010
Recent Trends in Causation & Aggregate Litigation (with Jordan M. Schwartz) August 2010
Iqbal, Twombly & Congressional Efforts to “Turn Back the Clock” on Federal Pleading Standards (with John Beisner and Jordan M. Schwartz) June 2010
Co-Author, “Litigate the Torts, Not the Mass: A Modest Proposal for Reforming How Mass Torts Are Adjudicated,” (with John Beisner), Washington Legal Foundation Monograph, January 2009
Co-Author, “The Problem of Class Action Tolling in Mass Tort Personal Injury Litigation,” The Federalist Society, Class Action Watch, April 4, 2008