Montserrat C. Miller is a partner in the Privacy and Consumer Regulatory; Immigration; and Government Affairs practice groups at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller's experience includes work in the public-sector, private practice and in the court room. 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 helps clients with domestic and international privacy and data security issues they face. Ms. Miller is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is co-chair of the firm’s Background Screening Industry Group. Ms. Miller 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, and conducting immigration-related internal investigations and I-9 audits. She served as 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 is a frequent speaker and author of a blog covering background screening and immigration compliance issues – www.workforcecomplianceinsights.com
. She 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 background screening for employment purposes under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (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.
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.