Arthur R. Miller, a well-known professor at Harvard Law School for 36 years and currently a professor at New York University, has joined law firm Milberg LLP as Special Counsel. He will be resident in Milberg’s New York headquarters and will head the firm’s appellate practice, while retaining his post at NYU, the firm announced on Wednesday.
Miller is well known for his work on civil procedure, and his treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure, is relied on by federal judges throughout the country and often considered the foremost authority for practicing in the federal courts. He also wrote Civil Procedure, the casebook used by virtually every U.S. law school. Miller recently argued before the Supreme Court in the Tellabs case, which concerned restrictions on shareholder suits.
The National Law Journal reports that Miller has worked with Melvyn Weiss on litigation in the past, including the Tellabs case, and was among the many in the legal community who wrote letters requesting leniency for Weiss in his criminal sentencing.