Howard B. Miller, Esq. is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). In the course of his extensive litigation career, he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in all areas of civil litigation. Because of his experience representing diverse clients, from individuals to small businesses, and being on the boards of and representing public companies, he has a rare perspective from having been on all sides of conflicts and disputes. For the past 16 years, he has evaluated, managed and handled major cases in all areas of intellectual property, including copyright and entertainment, trademarks and trade secrets and patent litigation. He also has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation; consumer class actions; and real estate litigation, transactions and financing, as well as environmental law.
The wide range of clients, roles and substantive matters provides Mr. Miller with unique, invaluable insight into case evaluation and high-stakes litigation. His intense focus in settlement is to calmly seek resolution by empathizing with the needs, understanding and goals of those involved. His command of substantive law is extensive. He was for many years a professor at the USC Gould School of Law, where he taught classes on civil procedure, contracts, real property, antitrust, securities and international law. He also is well-known for having taught for over 20 years in a leading California bar review course. He lectures and speaks frequently on intellectual property and international legal issues, most recently in Beijing; Shanghai; Seoul; Hyderabad; Bangalore; New Delhi; Ulaanbaatar; Washington, D.C.; Toronto; London; and Berlin.
Mr. Miller is a past President of the State Bar of California. He has been at the center of the California legal profession since he began his career as law clerk to Justice Roger J. Traynor of the Supreme Court of California.