Chanda A. Miller

Partner

Overview

Chanda Miller defends the corporate and commercial interests of pharmaceutical and medical device companies in high-stakes products liability, antitrust and appellate litigation. Chanda has extensive experience handling complex multidistrict litigation, and she is a trusted adviser to clients nationwide in personal injury cases and in cases involving allegations of price-fixing and false claims act violations.

Prior to joining the firm, Chanda completed a one-year clerkship with the Honorable William H. Yohn Jr. (Ret.) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. While in law school, she completed an externship with the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman (Ret.) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and an internship with the Honorable Glynnis D. Hill in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division. 

Commercial Litigation

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies seek Chanda’s representation to defend against allegations of failure to warn, design and manufacturing defects, Medicaid fraud, violations of state consumer protection and deceptive trade practices acts, and breach of warranty and common law fraud.

Chanda represents clients in individual cases, coordinated state proceedings and nationwide class actions. Her appellate experience includes work on successful appeals in state and federal courts across the country.

A frequent writer on evolving federal health care regulations, Chanda shares insight to help companies and clients understand and comply with new regulations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy and federal law, including the implications of the 21st Century Cures Act and the intersection between the First Amendment and communications about FDA-approved medications and FDA-cleared devices.

Representative Experience

  • Part of the national counsel team for mass tort litigation involving an anticoagulant in federal and state courts
  • Defending pharmaceutical manufacturer in various civil actions filed by state attorneys general alleging Medicaid fraud and violations of state consumer protection and deceptive trade practices acts
  • Defending pharmaceutical manufacturer in various state court actions alleging product liability, breach of warranty, and common law fraud
  • Representing a defendant in nationwide price-fixing class action, including on interlocutory appeal of district court’s class certification order, where the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the order and held for the first time that a Daubert standard of admissibility applies to expert testimony at the class certification stage
  • Representing Commonwealth agency on appeal of decisions made by the agency to approve a regulatory transaction before the agency and to deny petitions to intervene in that transaction; and acting as legal advisor to the agency in connection with matters relating to its examination of the underlying regulatory transaction

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Clerkships

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Hon. William H. Yohn, Jr., 2007-2008

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Temple Law Review - Editor-in-Chief (2007)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A. with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa (2000)

Insights & Events

Insights
Blog Post June 2021

Pennsylvania Medical Device Strict Liability Claims: Relentless Repetition, Clamoring for Review

1 min read  
Blog Post March 2021

Another Roadside Attraction: The Supreme Court’s Latest Route Guidance on Personal Jurisdiction in Products Liability Cases

2 min read  
Updates March 2021

Supreme Court Decides Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court

5 min read  
Updates March 2021

Supreme Court Decides Pereida v. Wilkinson

4 min read  
Updates May 2020

Do State Executive and Emergency Orders Offer Any Product Liability Protection Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak?

9 min read  
Blog Post April 2020

Dire Consequences: Avoiding Waiver in Pennsylvania Jury Selection

1 min read  
Blog Post April 2020

Claims That Manufacturers of IV Saline Solution Caused Public Health Crisis Twice Dismissed as Insufficiently Plead by Illinois Federal Court

1 min read  
Blog Post April 2020

FDA Funding Opportunity Announcement: “Exploring the use of Real-World Data to Generate Real-World Evidence in Regulatory Decision-Making (U01) Clinical Trials Optional”

1 min read  
Updates September 2019

FDA’s Final Guidance: “Consideration of Uncertainty in Making Benefit-Risk Determinations in Medical Device Premarket Approvals, De Novo Classifications, and Humanitarian Device Exemptions”

1 min read  
Updates April 2019

FDA Guidance Document “Medical Product Communications That Are Consistent with the FDA-Required Labeling”

2 min read  

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Representing amicus curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court on issues related to First Amendment protections
  • Representing students with disabilities and their parents who have limited English proficiency in due process hearings related to the school district’s failure to provide a free and appropriate public education to the students and failure to provide the requisite interpretation and translation services as part of the development of the students’ individualized education programs
  • Representing minors and adults in name change and birth certificate amendment proceedings

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Civic Activities

  • Philadelphia VIP — Board of Directors
  • Historic St. George’s Preservation Society — Board of Directors
  • Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church — Board of Trustees

Honors

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Education Law Center — Pro Bono Award, 2016
  • The Public Interest Law Center — Pro Bono Partner of the Month, May 2015

Awards Methodology

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