Marc E. Miller has been in private law practice since he left Capitol Hill in 1977. His practice encompasses general corporate and commercial law, government ethics, and intellectual property (trademarks). He works regularly with agricultural commodity promotion programs, and handles contract negotiations, employment law, and federal administrative and regulatory matters. Mr. Miller represents and counsels trade associations and advocacy organizations, as well as numerous small and medium-size businesses ranging from government relations firms to defense contractors to food services to start-up "dot.coms" in all phases of their activities. In addition, Mr. Miller has an active arts and entertainment practice, representing well-known broadcasters, photographers and published and first-time authors of books. He provides libel counsel to authors and publishers of investigative journalism and he has served as Of Counsel to the historic National Theatre in Washington, D.C. since 1991.
Former Jobs/Positions Held
Mr. Miller came to Washington in 1972 as Chief of Staff to Representative Lester L. Wolff (D-NY). In 1975 he became Chief of Staff to Representative Thomas J. Downey (D-NY). Mr. Miller left Capitol Hill in 1977 to join the Washington office of the New York-based firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie & Alexander, where he worked on international trade litigation, nuclear power litigation, and other complex litigation. In 1982, Mr. Miller left Mudge Rose to start his own firm, engaging in general practice working with small businesses and individuals. He took his practice to the newly-formed firm of Scott, Harrison & McLeod in 1984, which evolved into McLeod, Watkinson & Miller. In 2017, McLeod, Watkinson & Miller became Watkinson Miller.
Affiliations and Activities
Mr. Miller served on the Board of Directors of the Fund For Free Expression from 1972 to 1981. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive from 1994 through 2001. He has lectured on independent film contracts for the Washington Lawyers for the Arts. In 1997, Mr. Miller became a founding member of the Board of Trustees of The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C., the nation's only public college prep boarding school, and that same year became a founding member of the Board of Directors of The SEED Foundation. In 2008, he joined the Board of the SEED School of Maryland. Mr. Miller served as chair of the Princeton University Alumni Association's Committee on Community Service, and its Committee on Class Affairs.
Mr. Miller is the author of POLITICIANS AND THEIR SPOUSES' CAREERS (Congressional Management Foundation, 1986), a manual covering rules and ethics for families in public life. He is also the co-author of the handbook ANSWERS TO COMMON LEGAL QUESTIONS OF INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO MAKERS (Washington Lawyers for the Arts, 1991).
Ctr. for Pub. Integrity v. DOE, 191 F. Supp. 2d 187 (D.D.C. 2002); Heroes Inc. v. Boomer Esiason Hero's Fund, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12192 (D.D.C. 1997); Rewolinski v. McEntee, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 675 (D.D.C. 1997); Goetz v. Glickman, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15171 (D. Kan. 1996); Goetz v. Glickman, 920 F. Supp. 1173 (D. Kan. 1996); Solon Automated Services, Inc. v. Borger Management, Inc., 742 F. Supp. 1178 (D.D.C. 1990)
A.B., Princeton University
J.D., Harvard Law School
Bar & Court Admissions
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit