Montserrat C. Miller

Partner
1775 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
202.677.4038 phone
202.677.4039fax
Montserrat C. Miller is a partner in the Privacy; 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. Ms. Miller regularly speaks at national and regional conferences as well as webinars. She is the author of the Workforce Compliance Insights blog and the Compliance News Flash.

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 (FCRA) and state consumer reporting laws. 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 and tenancy background checks.

Ms. Miller also represents organizations on their obligations and compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) related to the processing of consumer personal data, as well as certification and compliance with the Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield program related to cross-border transfers of personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States.

Finally, Ms. Miller advises organizations on their obligations under state breach notification laws and represents companies before the Federal Trade Commission.


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 – www.workforcecomplianceinsights.com.

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.