Montserrat Miller – Attorney Profile. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Montserrat Miller is a partner in the Privacy and Consumer Regulatory; Immigration; and Government Affairs Practice Groups. Ms. Miller’s experience includes work in the public-sector, private practice and in the courtroom. Her dual practice allows her to advise clients on legal, regulatory and compliance issues, develop risk mitigation strategies and provide government affairs representation.
Ms. Miller assists clients with privacy and data protection-related matters, including counseling and defending companies regarding their compliance under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and state data breach statutes. Ms. Miller’s practice includes a special emphasis on the use of criminal and credit history information and compliance with the FCRA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state laws which impact the use of background checks for employment screening and tenancy purposes. Ms. Miller co-chairs the firm’s Background Screening Industry Group. She served as Washington Counsel to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), an association of employment and tenant background screening companies.
Ms. Miller also counsels and defends companies regarding their hiring practices and compliance with the government’s Form I-9 and E-Verify employment eligibility verification requirements. Her practice includes advising clients on I-9 hiring practices and the E-Verify process, defending employers in civil and criminal workplace enforcement matters, conducting immigration-related internal investigations and I-9 audits, and conducting due diligence regarding Form I-9 issues during mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Verification and Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee.
Ms. Miller has extensive experience representing clients before the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Homeland Security, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Congress.
Ms. Miller has been invited to serve as a witness before the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, NACDL Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status after Conviction in February 2013, as a legal expert on the use of criminal history information under the FCRA. In December 2012, Ms. Miller testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) on the use and value of criminal history records for pre-employment screening purposes. Ms. Miller also appeared on NBC’s Today Show speaking on employment background screening and the role of the FCRA. Ms. Miller is a frequent speaker, writer and author of a blog covering background screening and immigration compliance issues.
Prior to joining AGG, Ms. Miller was in private practice with Greenberg Traurig LLP. She has worked in the U.S. Senate as Judiciary Committee Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein. Before working on Capitol Hill, Ms. Miller was at a boutique law firm and began her legal career as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, entering service through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.
She can be reached at: 202-677-4038 or [email protected].