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Judith A. Miller

  • Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Member of the Board of Directors, Bechtel Group
  • Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

Judith Miller was a Senior Vice President, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bechtel Group from January 2006 to January 2010. Prior to joining the Bechtel Group, she was a partner with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. Her practice there included a wide range of complex civil litigation and business-related criminal litigation, corporate and individual officer counseling, internal investigations, as well as issues affecting the defense industry. She returned to the firm in January 2000, after having been the then longest serving General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense (1994-99). She is a Yale Law School graduate, and clerked for Associate Justice Potter Stewart and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Harold Leventhal. Miller is a past chair (2007-08) of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and serves on its Executive Committee and Council. She is a member of the Defense Science Board, the Council of the American Law Institute, the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council of the United States, and a trustee of the World Affairs Council of Northern California. She is also a trustee of Beloit College (from which she also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree); a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20, and the Standing Committee on Law and National Security; the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age; and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Security and Prosperity. Miller is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Bronze Palm to that Medal. She was the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia 2006 Woman Lawyer of the Year.