Andrew Miller joined Baron & Budd’s Washington, D.C. office in 2018, where he focuses on bringing fraud and abuse litigation throughout the United States under such statutes as the federal False Claims Act, state False Claims Acts, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. A shareholder in our Washington D.C. office, Mr. Miller also represents clients with claims filed with the Whistleblower Offices of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service.
Before Mr. Miller joined Baron & Budd, he was a partner at the Simmer Law Group in Washington D.C. He has significant experience representing whistleblowers in qui tam cases against drug manufacturers, healthcare providers, defense and other government contractors.
Prior to the Simmer Law Group, Mr. Miller defended government contractors against liability under the federal False Claims Act (FCA). He also represented government officials in Congressional investigations and participated in numerous internal investigations involving complex civil and criminal issues. Mr. Miller’s long experience at both ends of the FCA litigation spectrum makes him an invaluable member of the Baron & Budd team.
During law school Mr. Miller served as editor-in-chief of the Houston Law Review, in addition to being one of only four students who received the Distinguished Service Award for extraordinary contribution to the University of Houston Law Center. He also received the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and Writing.
After interning for the Honorable David Hittner at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas in 2002, Mr. Miller clerked for the Honorable Harold R. DeMoss, Jr. at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 2003 through 2005. During that time, he also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center.
Growing up in West Texas, Mr. Miller knew from an early age that he wanted to dedicate himself to a career that would allow him to advocate for those who might not otherwise have a voice, whether they are individuals who bravely blow the whistle on fraud or are people being accused of misdeeds. Joining the legal profession gave Mr. Miller an ideal platform for ensuring that the rights of individuals are protected, no matter how powerful their opponents. “Knowing that I can help others stand up for what’s right is its own reward and serves as my motivation to come to work each day”, he says. This dedication is further reflected in Mr. Miller’s extensive pro bono work in child custody matters, where he has represented low income families and vulnerable children living with abuse, neglect and other difficult circumstances.
Mr. Miller resides in Northern Virginia, with his family. They enjoy traveling to the beach and cooking together. He also enjoys golfing. Mr. Miller serves on the Board of Directors of the child development center where his children are enrolled.
- Comment, “A Journey from Mineral Estate Dominance Through the Accommodation Doctrine and Beyond: Why Texas is Ready to Take the Next Step with a Surface Damage Act, 40 HOUS. L. REV. 461 (2003)
- Panelist, “America’s Opiate Epidemic”, Law360-sponsored panel discussion and Q&A about the impact of America’s prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic, what these developments have had in the legal landscape, and what lawyers need to know on behalf of their clients and communities, August 2015.
- Speaker, “Mitigating Fraud Risks Throughout the Grant Lifecycle: A View from Both Sides of the Table”, Federal Publication Seminars, December 2015
- Moderator, “Ability to Pay,” Federal Bar Association Annual Qui Tam Conference. Panel discussion examining when it may be appropriate to consider an ability to pay settlement in a False Claims Act matter and explore the factors the U.S. Department of Justice evaluates as part of an ability to pay settlement, March 2019
- Contributor, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Qui Tam Subcommittee, Closed-door discussion about recent False Claims Act developments and strategy, March 2019
- Panelist, “Small Business Contractor Fraud”, ABA Public Contract Law Procurement Fraud and False Claims Committee and Small Business & Other Socioeconomic Programs Committee Joint Meeting, April 2019
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, J.D., 2003
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, B.S., 1996
University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, 1993 (Dean’s List)
Law Clerk for the Honorable Harold R. DeMoss, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2003-2005)
Bar and Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth and District of Columbia Circuits
United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of Texas
United States Tax Court
State courts in the District of Columbia and Texas
District of Columbia Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Taxpayers Against Fraud