Hon. William D. Keller, U.S. District Court, Central District of California


University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1997

Brown University, A.B., honors with thesis, 1994

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Alexandra W. Miller


Alexandra W. Miller (“Sasha”) focuses her practice on food and drug law and complex civil litigation. In the food and drug area, Sasha represents clients in administrative matters before the FDA relating to drug product approvals and issues arising under Hatch-Waxman. She also has experience representing clients in Hatch-Waxman litigation and advising clients on FDA regulatory issues in connection with transactions.

In the area of complex civil litigation, Sasha focuses on securities litigation, with an emphasis on SEC enforcement matters. She has represented individuals both in SEC administrative and federal court proceedings.

Sasha received her A.B., honors with thesis, from Brown University in 1994, and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1997. After law school, Sasha was a law clerk to the Hon. William D. Keller of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

  • Represented the former Chief Business Officer of Freddie Mac in connection with successful settlement of an SEC enforcement action arising from Freddie Mac’s 2006-2008 subprime loan disclosures. The resolution denied all of the remedies the SEC sought and instead resolved the SEC’s claims without the client having to pay any money out of pocket or agree to any restrictions that altered her employment. The case, which received substantial attention when it was brought by the SEC, was vigorously litigated for more than three years, and was favorably resolved near the end of a lengthy discovery process. The firm's work helped the SEC conclude that they were, as put by a lawyer who was not involved in the case "going to have a tough fight on this,” leading to the favorable result for our client.
  • Persuaded, the SEC at the Wells submission stage of an investigation not to initiate an enforcement proceeding against clients involved in the residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) business.
  • Defended a generic pharmaceutical company’s right to 180-day exclusivity in federal district court litigation.
  • Represented a former chief financial officer in a civil enforcement action brought by the SEC alleging failure to meet the requirements of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and making misleading statements regarding quarterly earnings. The case settled on favorable terms for the client the day before trial was scheduled to commence.
  • Represented a former portfolio manager in an SEC investigation and enforcement proceeding arising out of the New York Attorney General’s and the SEC’s omnibus investigation of market timing in the mutual fund industry. The SEC filed anti-fraud charges against our client and the case was tried for nine days before an administrative law judge (ALJ). In her decision, the ALJ adopted, in large part, Zuckerman Spaeder’s arguments and declined to impose any bar order or civil money penalties against our client.
  • Represented a generic drug manufacturer in a challenge to the FDA’s approval of its drug. The action for a preliminary injunction was brought by a competitor who claimed that the client had forfeited its 180-day generic exclusivity under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). In the first case addressing the generic exclusivity forfeiture provisions of the FDCA, the court refused to enjoin the FDA from approving the drug, allowing our client to continue marketing its drug.

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University Law Center, Spring 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee