WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2023―R. Charles Miller has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in its Washington, D.C., office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Miller was a partner at K&L Gates LLP.
“We are focused on attracting marquee talent, and Chuck Miller, with his deep knowledge of securities law and the regulatory environment for investment companies and advisers, is a great addition to the firm,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor.
“With terrific momentum, we continue to build our practice group and strengthen our corporate platform with new talent,” said Brian P. Kerwin, chair of Duane Morris’ Corporate Practice Group. “The breadth of our capabilities, from M&A, commercial finance to capital markets, securities and private equity, enables this growth trajectory and serves to attract excellent lawyers like Chuck.”
“We’re pleased to welcome Chuck to Duane Morris and have him bolster our local team here in Washington,” said Patrick D. McPherson, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “With the recent addition of Nick Stewart in Baltimore, it is terrific to be strengthening our corporate practice in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Chuck and Nick will be great resources to both offices.”
Miller’s arrival at Duane Morris caps a successful recruitment initiative by the firm’s Private Equity Division, which has greatly elevated the firm’s overall capabilities to service private equity clients. Along with Nick Stewart in Baltimore, special counsel Trina Glass has joined the firm’s Newark office, bringing her substantial regulatory and compliance experience to Duane Morris. Altogether, Duane Morris can now offer its private equity clients — including established and emerging fund managers, registered and new investment advisors, broker-dealers and other financial services firms — the full-range of services required to establish and operate funds, including fund formation, regulatory operations, portfolio company management and deal-making.
Miller’s practice focuses on federal securities laws, principally in the area of investment company and investment adviser representation. He has practiced for more than 25 years in the asset management industry and regularly handles a wide variety of regulatory, transactional and counseling matters. Miller has extensive experience concerning the registration, distribution and operation of open-end and closed-end funds and the regulation of investment advisers and broker-dealers. He represents some of the world’s largest financial services companies in addressing complex issues involving fiduciary obligations, innovative share classes, revenue sharing, trading restrictions and affiliation. In addition, Miller works regularly with investment managers and intermediaries in structuring and offering new investment products. In the course of his work, he frequently interacts with the SEC, FINRA, the MSRB and other regulatory agencies. Additionally, Miller has particular experience in working with investment advisers in establishing and operating separately managed accounts, wrap accounts and other investment advisory programs. He is also known nationally for his work with retirement plans and college savings plans (529 plans), and regularly represents investment advisers, broker-dealers and program administrators in setting up and maintaining new retirement plan platforms and 529 plans. Miller is a member of the American Law Institute.
“Duane Morris offers a full-service platform, which will be useful to my clients, and I am looking forward to being part of its strong Corporate Practice Group and participating in the firm’s collegial and collaborative culture,” said Miller.
Before entering private practice, Miller was a judicial clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court and was previously special counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He was previously named “Lawyer of the Year” for the Washington, D.C. area in securities and capital markets law by The American Lawyer. Miller is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., cum laude), where he was editor-in-chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif, and Harvard University (B.A., cum laude).
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