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Samuel R. Miller

Affiliated Scholar at the Center for Innovation


Samuel R. Miller retired from the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP in 2015 after 40 years of practice. He is currently an affiliated scholar with the Center for Innovation, UC Law SF, and an Adjunct Faculty member who teaches the “Antitrust & Intellectual Property” seminar.

Miller focused his litigation practice in areas of antitrust, intellectual property, and complex civil litigation. In 1994, he was recruited by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to serve as lead counsel in the first Section 2 monopolization case brought by the Department of Justice against Microsoft Corporation. He has represented major national and international companies in price-fixing government investigations and private class actions in both Federal and State courts. He has also represented a number of companies in matters relating to the conduct of a dominant firm.

He was involved in the creation of a standard-setting organization involving major semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. He was invited to testify before the Federal Trade Commission in hearings related to the antitrust issues involving standard-setting. He has been recognized in Chambers USA, the Legal 500, Northern California Super Lawyers, the Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal and Global Competition Review 100 for his antitrust work. He has published numerous articles relating to antitrust and other issues.

He has also been invited to lecture by government institutions and law schools in various countries, including China, Thailand, and several Latin American countries.

Miller received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1971 and his J.D. from UC Berkeley Law School in 1975. He served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick during 1975-1976.


  • Antitrust and Intellectual Property