Power Lawyers 2012
The veteran litigator for Rod Stewart, Lionel Richie, Axl Rose and others is repping Motley Crue in two trademark infringement cases and another for breach of contract brought by graphic designers. He is awaiting a trial date in a $20 million suit brought by Rose against Activision, which licensed two songs for the video game Guitar Hero and allegedly promised not to involve Rose's estranged former bandmate Slash. (It did.) In January, he settled a $10 million suit against Britney Spears, who had stopped paying royalties on her perfume Radiance to Winstar, a licensing and branding company that had hooked her up with Elizabeth Arden. Miller's sons Dan and Jim now practice at his firm. "It's especially rewarding when you can do it with your own sons," he says.
➻ Most satisfying career moment: Miller prevailed in two cases against Michael Jackson for concert promoters. "I won a jury verdict of $7 million and collected every penny," he says. "Then we did an arbitration a couple years later and won $2 million."
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