Samuel M. Miller

Partner – Los Angeles

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Mailing Address:
Miller Seid LLP
12441 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604

Telephone:
(818) 508-9005

Email Address:
smiller@millerseid.com

Qualifications:
J.D., Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.Phil., University of Oxford
B.A., Harvard College

Bar Admissions:
California
New York

Samuel M. Miller

Partner – Los Angeles

Samuel M. Miller, J.D., Ph.D. advises clients in complex business immigration matters involving the PERM labor certification process, nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, and consular processing, with particular expertise in representing attorneys and law school graduates.  He also leads preparation of the firm’s responses to requests for evidence (RFEs) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and to PERM application audits by the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as the firm’s submissions in appellate proceedings.

His professional experience includes employment as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York City, where he was a member of Debevoise’s mergers & acquisitions practice group, as well as a federal appellate clerkship with the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and has received a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV Preeminent (5.0), representing the highest level of professional excellence.

Dr. Miller also has an extensive background in economics, with a particular interest in empirical analysis of immigration law and policy.  He recently served as a quantitative expert on the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s H-1B task force, where he assisted in successfully challenging the Department of Labor’s October 2020 recalculation of the prevailing wage levels applicable to H-1B and other visa classifications and to PERM applications.  He is also a member of the American Law and Economics Association and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies.

He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the championship team in the Ames Moot Court competition; served as deputy editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and as secretary of the Harvard Immigration Project; interned with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic; and provided research assistance to Professor W. Kip Viscusi (now co-director of the Ph.D. Program in Law & Economics at Vanderbilt University).

He also holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College; an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford; and a Ph.D. in Law & Economics from Vanderbilt University, where he studied immigration as a University Graduate Fellow and Law & Economics Scholar.

During college, he was a member of Harvard’s varsity football team and was voted the recipient of the Henry N. Lamar Award, given for dedication and concern for one’s fellow man.

He is admitted to practice in California and New York.