Montserrat C. Miller

1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
202.677.4038 phone
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. She is the co-chair of the firm’s Background Screening Industry Group.

Ms. Miller advises organizations on employee onboarding issues such as employment background screening and compliance with immigration law requirements when hiring employees. Her practice revolves around ensuring organizations compliance with legal requirements related to the collection, use and disclosure of personal data of employees, consumers, customers or students. Accordingly, Ms. Miller’s practice covers these areas:

Data Privacy and Security

Ms. Miller has developed a national practice advising both consumer reporting agencies (aka background screening companies) and employers regarding their compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. This includes the use of criminal and credit history information, motor vehicle records, as well as Fair Chance Hiring Laws (aka Ban the Box ordinances), all tied to employment background checks. In addition, Ms. Miller also represents organizations that have experienced a personal data security incident or data breach and compliance with state breach notification laws. Ms. Miller represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission. Finally, Ms. Miller advises organizations on the collection, use and disclosure individuals’ personal data and whether it is permissible under federal, state or international law.

Immigration Compliance

Ms. Miller 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 Form I-9 hiring practices and the E-Verify process, defending employers in civil and criminal workplace investigations, and conducting immigration-related internal investigations and Form I-9 audits. She served as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Verification and Worksite Enforcement Liaison Committee. Ms. Miller represents clients before the Department of Homeland Security.

Government Affairs

Ms. Miller represents clients before the U.S. Congress on matters related to her practice – immigration and consumer/credit reporting. She also advocates on behalf of clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission in these areas. 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 is a frequent speaker and author of a blog covering employment background screening and immigration compliance issues –

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.