Milligan J. G. Goldsmith


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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 2008
  • Yale University, BA, Philosophy, cum laude, with Distinction, 2002
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Millie’s practice focuses on advising corporate clients and executives on government investigation and enforcement matters. She has represented clients conducting internal investigations into various sensitive government enforcement issues. Her focus has been on multi-year, complex federal criminal investigations of companies, and her experience has covered securities, banking, antitrust, food safety, mortgage-related, campaign finance, and environmental issues, among other areas. She also has experience on appellate matters, arguing  a habeas case on appeal at the Fourth Circuit.

Prior to joining the firm, Millie served as a law clerk to the Honorable W. Keith Watkins of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. During law school, she participated in University of Virginia’s U.S. Supreme Court Litigation clinic.

Milligan J G Goldsmith
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Representation of one of the nation’s largest banks in years-long criminal investigation into activities related to the mortgage foreclosure crisis, securing a non-criminal settlement.

Representation of an industry-leading manufacturer in global cartel investigation, with a focus on the investigations by DOJ and Canadian authorities.

Representations related to Congressional and campaign-finance issues.

Defense of U.S. company in EPA and state regulatory investigations.

Advisor to company on state ethics rules compliance.

Advisor to company on attorney-client privilege and work product concerns in due diligence context.

Defense of executive as part of federal criminal investigation of U.S. pharmaceutical company.

Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Criminal Defense: White Collar, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017

Moderator, Key Legal Developments and Enforcement Trends Under the False Claims Act, McGuireWoods' Healthcare Litigation Conference, August 14, 2014