Miller, chairman of the NYU Sports and Society Program and a coauthor of "Federal Practice and Procedure," says he will work out of the firm’s New York City office.
“Much of the work will be done at the appellate level, or special motion practice, or say, class action motions, or jurisdiction motions, also a fair amount of sitting in on strategy sessions,” Miller says.
Miller, who has worked on a few suits with firm founder Mark Lanier of Houston over the years, says he has an “enormous regard” for Lanier.
“I just wanted to be around an exciting person, a firm that has done lots of fascinating cases,” Miller says.
Lanier says he’s always had the “utmost respect” for Miller, and when he heard recently that Miller was talking to some firms, he went after him.
“I chased him. I haven’t chased anybody that hard since Becky,” Lanier says in reference to his courtship of his wife, Becky.
Miller, a longtime professor at Harvard Law School before moving to NYU, formerly was special counsel at Milberg in New York.
— Brenda Sapino Jeffreys