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About Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Founded in 1920, Miller & Chevalier was the first federal tax practice in the country. One hundred years later, the Washington, DC firm is still known for its tax law prowess, in addition to strong practices in litigation, international law, government affairs, and employee benefits.

Crunching Numbers for Woodrow

For a firm that would build itself on a mountain of tax filings, Miller & Chevalier had an auspicious beginning. Robert N. Miller, the founder of the firm, was a tax attorney who served as solicitor of the IRS (then the Bureau of Internal Revenue) under none other than President Woodrow Wilson, who signed the law implementing the modern income tax. After founding the firm in 1920, Miller also acted as an advisor to the House Ways and Means Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation. Miller also alerted the American Bar Association to the potential of federal tax law practices, earning an ABA award in 1960 that honored him for his “contribution to the development of the law and policy of federal taxation.”

Death, Miller, and Taxes

Today, Miller & Chevalier is still synonymous with tax law, and the firm assists clients in tax issues ranging from international tax to business transactions and reorganization tax issues. Many of the firm's lawyers have experience in DC buildings other than the firm's, including stints at the White House, Congress, the Treasury Department, the Commerce Department, the Justice Department, Homeland Security, and even the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Two-thirds of the firm's practice is litigation, ranging from white collar and internal investigations to ERISA issues to, of course, those pesky tax litigation problems. The firm's government affairs department, meanwhile, assists businesses both domestic and foreign to comply with U.S. law. And the firm is no slouch when it comes to reeling in the big clients: the boutique has represented a third of the Fortune 100 as well as clients in every industry from aerospace to mining to telecommunications.

COVID-19 Update

Our firm has continued to recruit and hire during this uncertain time. While we continue to work remotely, we have onboarded 12 attorneys and many staff members since the start of the pandemic. We conducted a fully remote summer associate program, and all participants were given offers to join the firm upon law school graduation. We are always looking for qualified individuals to join our community, and we welcome your interest.

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

900 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 626-5800

Firm Stats

Chair: Kathryn Cameron Atkinson
Hiring Partner: Addy R. Schmitt
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
100 - 150
No. of Partners Named 2020:

Base Salary

1st year: $180,000
Summer Associate: $3,462/week

Employment Contact

Julia A. Lee
Recruiting Manager
(202) 626-5800

No. of U.S. Offices: 1

Major Office Locations

Washington, DC

Major Departments

Employee Benefits
Government Affairs
White Collar Defense