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Deepi K. Miller is a regulatory attorney and business litigator who represents clients in all phases of regulatory enforcement litigation, regulatory compliance, and commercial litigation. Deepi advises and defends local and national clients in the apparel, cosmetics, jewelry, food and beverage, supplement and recycling industries, among others, on California-specific consumer safety regulations, including Proposition 65. Her practice includes litigation and counseling under environmental and consumer protection laws, involving private party plaintiffs and governmental enforcement agencies, including the CA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), CA Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), CA Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), CA Air Resources Board (CARB), CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and CA Energy Commission (CEC), among others.

Deepi routinely counsels clients on how to navigate the vast California regulatory framework that impacts companies selling into, or otherwise doing business in California, with a particular focus on Prop 65 compliance and enforcement defense. She also works with clients to comply with and defend against alleged violations of CARB’s consumer product regulations, volatile organic compound requirements, vehicle emissions and aftermarket parts regulations; CEC’s Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations; administrative proceedings before the CPUC; worker safety under the Cal-OSH Act and hazardous waste and air quality issues before various Air Quality Management Districts. She advises clients on state-wide and national compliance strategies to assess and mitigate risk, and regularly presents to companies’ senior leadership, product engineers and compliance teams.

Deepi also defends consumer product companies against claims brought under California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), Unfair Competition Law (UCL), and False Advertising Law (FAL). Her litigation practice also includes consumer class actions, commercial/business tort issues, professional liability claims, and bankruptcy estate disputes. She represents clients in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, as well as in mediation, arbitration and multidistrict litigation.

Throughout the pandemic, Deepi has worked with multiple clients to understand the ever-shifting requirements under California and local county public health orders, particularly as they relate to mega events.

Concentrations

  • California regulation and compliance
  • Commercial litigation
  • California’s Proposition 65
  • Environmental regulation
  • Food and beverage
  • Corporate internal investigations
  • Corporate breach of contract actions
  • Shareholder derivative actions

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Defended Fortune 500 company against enforcement actions brought by CA Air Resources Board and CA Energy Commission.
  • Prepared state and nation-wide compliance plans for Fortune 500 companies.
  • Provided lead counsel for Fortune 500 company in threatened enforcement action relating to alleged hazardous materials violations and convinced three District Attorney Offices not to pursue the matter.
  • Represented scrap recycling industry in offensive litigation and obtained a preliminary injunction shielding industry members against California agency reporting requirements.
  • Regularly defends manufacturers, distributors and retailers in California Prop 65 actions involving the following:
    • Foods alleged to contain acrylamide and heavy metals and supplements alleged to contain heavy metals
    • Personal care products alleged to contain DEA, BPA, talc, asbestos, chromium, lead, crystalline silica, and PFOA
    • Apparel and jewelry alleged to contain formaldehyde, heavy metals, phthalates and hexavalent chromium
    • Consumer product plastics alleged to contain various phthalates
  • Defends clients in the food and personal care products space against UCL, FAL and CLRA claims, often initiated as Prop 65 cases.
  • Regularly advises clients across industries on testing protocols, labeling, e-commerce site review, and Prop 65 trends to prepare for.
  • Represented client in putative class action with a focus on improper fee collection and improper or inadequate consumer policies under the Truth in Lending Act, resulting in dismissal.°
  • Settled shareholder derivative claims against financial institution holding company directors, and represented directors in the resolution of FDIC claims and resulting government investigation.°
  • Represented multiple clients in the face of privacy and data breaches, responding to government inquiries, conducting internal investigations into the breaches.°
  • Represented Fortune 100 company in all third-party subpoena matters°
  • Advised financial sector clients on SEC compliance.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Miller prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Environmental Law, 2021-2022
  • Recognized, Sacramento Magazine, "Top Lawyer," Litigation Commercial, 2021
  • OneJustice, 2011-Present
    • Strategy Council, 2018-Present
    • Advisory Board Chair, 2016-2018
    • Chair, Resource Development Committee, 2014-2016
  • Member, Sacramento Legal Employer Diversity Collaborative, 2020-Present
  • Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2020-Present
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, 2018-Present
  • Mentor, UC Hastings, 2018-Present

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2010
    • Executive Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
  • B.A., University of California at San Diego, 2006
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Znajomość języków
  • Punjabi, biegle