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Government Experience

  • Federal Trade Commission—Chief Privacy Officer (2011 - 2014); Assistant Director for Regional Operations, Bureau of Consumer Protection (2007 - 2011); Attorney, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection (2003 – 2007)
  • Department of Justice: Civil Division—Trial Attorney, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch, Corporate/Financial Litigation (1997 - 2003)


  • Rice University, B.A. (1984)
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. (1990) with honors


  • District of Columbia
  • New Mexico

Consumer Protection – The FCC and FTC Move into Closer Alignment

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Peter B. Miller, Senior Counsel Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2506
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Peter Miller is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Advertising & Product Risk Management and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups in Washington, D.C. Peter supports, counsels, and advocates for clients using his familiarity with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consumer protection policies, practices, and procedures; his experience with consumer protection investigations, litigation, and settlement negotiations; and his knowledge of operational privacy, data security, federal procurement, and risk management issues.

Peter joined Crowell & Moring from the FTC, where he served as chief privacy officer and safeguarded personal information throughout its life cycle at the agency. He previously served as assistant director for regional operations in the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection and coordinated consumer protection activities with staff in the FTC’s eight regional offices; and as a staff attorney in the Division of Advertising Practices where he investigated and litigated health and weight-loss claims. Before joining the FTC, he was a trial attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice's Civil Division, where he litigated a variety of bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy matters involving government funds and programs.

Peter advises and counsels clients on FTC consumer protection issues, including advertising, privacy and data security. He also provides support to clients throughout the FTC investigation and enforcement process, from initial contact through responses to staff requests, meetings with FTC staff and commissioners, and, if necessary, administrative or federal district court litigation.

Peter helps clients address policy and practical issues that arise at the intersection of technology, privacy, and consumer protection, including

  • Internet of Things and the increasing collection and compilation of personal and health information across a wide variety of platforms;
  • Mobile devices and applications;
  • Payment systems;
  • Collection, protection, and use of big data;
  • Vendor management issues arising from the acquisition of personal information and related services from third parties and the sharing of personal information and network access with third parties; and
  • Information governance and organizational policies and procedures for protecting and working with sensitive business and personal information.
  • Incident anticipation, training, preparation, and response

He also works with colleagues in the Litigation & Trial, Regulatory & Policy, and Transactions & Corporate practice areas to provide interdisciplinary representation on issues relating to consumer protection, privacy and data security, risk management, and procurement, including matters arising before other federal and state agencies and private sector disputes.

Peter is a participating member of The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability, and he is part of the drafting team for Working Group 11’s Data Privacy Primer. Peter is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM); a Certified Information Privacy Professional with U.S. government, U.S. private sector, and European concentrations (CIPP/G/US/E); and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New Mexico

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