Milligan J. G. Goldsmith Counsel

Millie's practice focuses on advising corporate clients and executives on government investigations and enforcement matters, and internal investigations. Her focus has been on multi-year, complex investigations of companies and executives, and her experience has covered securities, banking, antitrust, food safety, TARP-related, executive spending, and environmental issues, among other areas. She also has experience on appellate matters, arguing a habeas case on appeal at the U.S. Court of Appeals for 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 the U.S. Supreme Court Litigation clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Experience

Defense of national financial services firm in multi-year SEC investigation, including representation of related individuals

Defense of regional retail establishment in DOJ investigation into criminal conduct connected to supply chain

Representation of Board of not-for-profit organization in internal investigation into executive misconduct

Representation of national financial services firm in DOJ investigation into activities related to the mortgage foreclosure crisis

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

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

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 2008
  • Yale University, BA, Philosophy, cum laude, with Distinction, 2002

Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association

  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

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

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