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Marshall Miller
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


Marshall L. Miller is an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Miller previously served as a law professor at NYU Law School and as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Allyne R. Ross.  He holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Yale College.

During his career as an AUSA, Mr. Miller has led numerous investigations and prosecutions ranging from corporate and mortgage fraud cases, to export control and weapons proliferation prosecutions, to cases against terrorist individuals and groups, including Al Qaeda, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), homegrown terrorist groups and the international street gang MS-13.  Among other cases, Mr. Miller has served as lead prosecutor in United States v. Russell Defreitas, in which five defendants were convicted after two trials of plotting to bomb the fuel tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy International Airport, United States v. Sathajhan Sarachandran, in which four LTTE operatives were convicted of attempting to purchase approximately $1 million worth of anti-aircraft missiles, missile launchers and other high-powered weaponry, and United States v. Shahawar Matin Siraj, in which two defendants were convicted after trial of conspiring to detonate explosives in the Herald Square subway station in New York City.  As the Eastern District’s National Security and Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinator, he supervised the prosecutions of Al Qaeda operatives Bryant Neal Vinas and Najibullah Zazi, among many others.  Mr. Miller previously served as Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Violent Crimes and Terrorism Section. 

In 2011, Mr. Miller received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of United States National Security.  In 2010, he received the Henry L. Stimson medal from the New York City Bar Association, awarded to the district’s most outstanding federal prosecutor.  In 2009, Mr. Miller was recognized as the nation’s most outstanding Assistant United States Attorney by the National Association of Former United States Attorneys. In 2008, he received the National Intelligence Merit Award from the Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Miller has also been named Federal Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation and received a Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the Department of Justice.  He has frequently delivered presentations and led panels on international terrorism, domestic terrorism, gang prosecution and prosecutorial practice and ethics at domestic and international law enforcement conferences, Justice Department training sessions, law schools, bar associations and the Council on Foreign Relations.