Kim E. Miller is a KSF partner who specializes in securities litigation and other complex class action litigation. Ms. Miller also supervises the New York City office of KSF. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Ms. Miller was a partner at one of the nation’s leading plaintiff class action firms. Ms. Miller also spent two years as a securities litigator on the defense side.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Miller has represented many thousands of harmed investors in class actions filed throughout the country. In a recent Order and final judgment in which KSF served as Lead Counsel, Elgaouni v. Meta Financial Group, Inc., 10-4108-MWB (N.D. Iowa) (June 29, 2012) (Bennett, J.), the Federal District Court noted:
“Indeed, I find that this action has been a model of how complex class actions should be conducted. Counsel for the Lead Plaintiff, Kim Miller, and her firm, Kahn Swick & Foti, L.L.C., and [Defense Counsel] showed the utmost professionalism and civility, required very limited court intervention while diligently pursuing their objectives, and sought and obtained a fair and reasonable settlement before incurring substantial costs for discovery and trial preparation, all to the benefit of the Lead Plaintiff, Class Members, and the Defendants….I applaud their skill, expertise, zealousness, judgment, civility, and professionalism in putting the best interests of their respective clients first and not only foremost, but exclusively ahead of their law firms’ financial interests. Ms. Miller and [Defense Counsel] and their respective law firms earned my unyielding admiration and respect in this case for the efficient and exceptionally reasonable way in which they found a prompt, fair, and equitable solution to the complex problems their clients faced in this litigation, and they accomplished all of this with virtually no judicial intervention. In sum, my only deeply held regret in this case is that bioscience has not sufficiently advanced to allow the cloning of Ms. Miller and [Defense Counsel] for lead counsel roles in all complex civil class action litigation in the Northern District of Iowa.”
At another recent settlement hearing in which KSF served as Lead Counsel, In re ShoreTel, Inc. Sec. Litig., 3:08-cv-00271-CRB (N.D. Cal.), the Federal District Court (Breyer, J.) noted, with respect to Ms. Miller, “You’re one of the best lawyers to appear in front of me in a long time….”
In addition to litigating many securities fraud and IPO-related securities cases, Ms. Miller has worked extensively on cases involving allegations of improper directed brokerage arrangements and excessive charges in mutual fund cases brought pursuant to the 1934 Securities Exchange Act and/or the Investment Company Act of 1940. She was also involved in the mutual funds late trading/market timing litigation. Ms. Miller’s class action trial experience includes participating as a trial team member in a four-month jury trial involving fraud-based claims the resulted in a jury verdict in favor of Plaintiffs and the Class.
In the course of her career, Ms. Miller has been involved in a variety of cases in which large settlements were reached, including:
- Settlement value of $127.5 million. Spahn v. Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P., 04-cv-00086-HEA (E.D. Mo.)
- $110 Million Recovery. In re StarLink Corn Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 1403 (N.D.Ill.)
- $100 Million Recovery. In re American Express Financial Advisors, Inc. Sec. Litig., 1:04-cv-01773-DAB (S.D.N.Y.)
Ms. Miller is KSF’s lead litigator in its securities class action practice. While at KSF, Ms. Miller has supervised all aspects of the following successful litigations, among many others: In re Virgin Mobile USA IPO Litig., 2:07-cv-05619-SDW-MCA (D.N.J.) ($19.5 million settlement); In re BigBand Networks, Inc. Sec. Litig., 3:07-CV-05101-SBA (N.D. Cal.) ($11 million settlement); and In re U.S. Auto Parts Networks, Inc. Sec. Litig., 2:07-cv-02030-GW-JC (C.D. Cal.) ($10 million settlement).
Ms. Miller is also currently the lead litigator for the firm in its role as Special Counsel for Plaintiffs in Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Company, et al., 3:02-CV-1152-M (N.D. Tex.).
After graduating with honors from Stanford University in 1992 with a double major in English and Psychology, Ms. Miller earned her Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School, cum laude, in 1995. While at Cornell, Ms. Miller was the Co-Chair of the Women’s Law Symposium, Bench Brief Editor of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the Board of Editors of the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy. She was also a judicial intern for The Honorable David V. Kenyon in the Central District of California. Her pro bono work includes representing families of 9/11 victims at In re September 11 Victim Compensation Fund hearings. Ms. Miller has also served as a fundraiser for the New York Legal Aid Society. She is admitted to practice in the States of California and New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Northern, Southern, and Central Districts of California. She is also admitted to the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.