Saxton & Stump announced today that Jeffrey B. Miller, a nationally recognized compliance and cybersecurity consultant and attorney, has joined the firm’s Lancaster office as Senior Counsel. Miller serves clients of his well-established global consulting practice through Saxton & Stump’s subsidiary company, Granite Governance, Risk and Compliance Consulting LLC (Granite GRC Consulting). He will also lead Saxton & Stump’s newly formed Information Privacy and Cybersecurity practice within the firm’s Corporate Healthcare and Life Sciences Group.
“Jeff is a nationally recognized compliance and regulatory consultant and is also an attorney with significant legal experience in this area,” said CEO James W. Saxton. “Information Privacy and Cybersecurity continues to be a critical issue across all industries. Jeff will be an important asset to our clients’ businesses. We are thrilled to welcome him to Saxton & Stump where he has already begun to educate and assist clients in this incredibly dynamic and highly-regulated area.”
Miller has been serving clients for nearly 25 years in transactional, commercial, regulatory and compliance matters. He provides consulting services to clients on matters involving corruption, fraud and abuse, and information privacy and security. He also supports healthcare industry clients with compliance and payment/reimbursement-related reviews and audits, including coding, billing and documentation reviews.
“For small- to mid-sized business, one data breach could create substantial liability, and significant damage to their reputations,” said Miller. “My passion is working with clients to evaluate their compliance and data security programs to help protect them from risk or guide them in their recovery from a breach. I’m enthusiastic about joining Saxton & Stump and developing Granite GRC Consulting as it provides an improved platform and access to additional business professionals to support client work.”
In his legal practice, Miller represents and advises organizations across healthcare and the life sciences industries on information privacy and security matters, corporate ethics and compliance. He is also a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions group, designing and negotiating commercial transactions, including strategic planning, execution and due diligence. Miller also supports the firm’s Internal Investigations and Commercial Litigation teams.
Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Miller held professional and executive-level positions at healthcare and life sciences companies, including Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, DermOne, LLC and Synthes, Inc., a leading international medical device company, which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2012 and combined with DePuy to form The DePuy Synthes Companies. Most recently, he served as a managing director at a financial and economic consulting firm.
Miller received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law and a B.S. in Operations Management from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a recipient of the Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award from the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale University, School of Management. A prolific author and speaker, Miller is regularly invited to present at global, national, regional and local organizations on transactional, commercial, regulatory and compliance-related topics. Invitations have included the Ethicsphere Institute, an international leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, where he spoke on the challenges and opportunities found in highly regulated industries, as well as the United States National Academy of the Sciences, where he spoke on the identification and mitigation of risks and liabilities in the medical device and biotech industries.
Saxton & Stump’s strategic growth outlook
Saxton & Stump continues to generate interest in the legal community with its continuous expansion. The firm has added three attorneys already this year and formed a new practice area in Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights. Based on the strategic plan for 2020, the firm plans to continue to expand its current team of lawyers and professionals.
Last year, Saxton & Stump added 15 attorneys in addition to 15 business professionals and six major practice areas. The firm also grew its geographic footprint, expanding its Lancaster office by about 30 percent, the Harrisburg office tripled in size and the Malvern office doubled in size.
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