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Christopher Miller
Christopher C. Miller
San Francisco +1 415 591 7023 ccmiller@cov.com Download V-card

Christopher Miller represents clients across a broad range of industries in complex regulatory and white collar investigations. He also represents clients in high-stakes complex civil litigation. Mr. Miller’s diverse client base has included global pharmaceutical manufacturers, software companies, commercial real estate developers, financial institutions, and executives of Fortune 500 companies.

  • Represents an international marketer and distributor of agricultural products and its employees in multi-district class action and commercial litigation involving allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, and violation of state consumer protection act claims, as well as allegations of RICO and RICO conspiracy.
  • Represents a real estate development firm in an SEC investigation into securities fraud and unauthorized broker-dealer activity.
  • Represents a national bank in investigations before Latin American courts spurred by media reports of illegal banking activity, fraud, and money laundering conspiracy.
  • Represents an international beverage consortium in internal investigation related to allegations of bribery in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
  • Represented a government pension fund in an insider trading investigation triggered by a whistleblower complaint. Following a presentation to the SEC, the SEC closed the matter without taking any enforcement action.
  • Represented a former executive of national home mortgage lender in DOJ investigation of suspicious activity reporting controls. The investigation concluded with the DOJ taking no action.
  • Represented a virtualization software company in FINRA investigation as to the diffusion of material information during the company’s restricted trading period. FINRA concluded its investigation without taking any action.
  • Represented a cloud computing company in an insider trading investigation. After interviewing witness represented by Covington, the SEC closed the matter without taking any enforcement action.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice concerning quality controls.
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical manufacturer in an inquiry by the European Medicines Agency regarding reporting of adverse events from certain non-interventional trials the companies conducted (a first-of-its kind inquiry in the EU). The inquiry concluded with no action taken.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in state and federal products liability litigations surrounding late-stage cancer treatment.
  • Represented a Japanese automobile component manufacturer in multidistrict class action litigation alleging price-fixing.

Pro Bono

  • Represents client working to overcome barriers to employment and housing due to past arrest and conviction records in criminal expungement proceedings through the Second Chance Legal Clinic of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.
  • Served as pro bono legal specialist in the Morocco office of the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative; in the wake of a judicial reform charter seeking to create an independent judicial branch yet acknowledging broad corruption in Morocco’s judiciary, served as a member of an international team of experts to conduct an in-depth assessment of Morocco's Judicial Training Institute and identify reform opportunities to improve judicial training in Morocco.
  • Represented various municipalities in federal appeals defending California’s restrictions on the concealed carriage of firearms.  

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • San Francisco Bar Association

Previous Experience

  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, Summer Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, Law Student Intern