Photograph of Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT

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

Peter B. Miller, CIPP/G/US/E, CIPM, CIPT

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 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

Other Affiliations 


Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Risk Management & Data Protection: NY DFS Cybersecurity Regulation (Part 500) & Beyond," Reinsurance Wordings Forum Webinar (March 5, 2020). Presenter: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Cybersecurity for Contractors," Government Contracts 101 Conference, Tysons Corner, VA (October 23, 2019). Speakers: Stephanie L. Crawford, Kate M. Growley, Peter B. Miller, Evan D. Wolff.
  • "Cybersecurity for Contractors," Government Contracts "101" - Back to Basics, McLean, VA (October 23, 2019). Moderator: Kate M. Growley; Panelists: Evan D. Wolff, Peter B. Miller, and Stephanie L. Crawford.
  • "A Mountain of Requirements: Cybersecurity and Privacy for Contractors," Crowell & Moring's Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) 2019, Washington, DC (May 8, 2019). Moderator: Kate M. Growley; Speakers: Evan D. Wolff and Peter B. Miller.
  • "Smart Products & IoT: Privacy & Data Security Risk Management Considerations,” Plumbing Manufacturers International Legislative Forum, Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2019). Presenter: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Intellectual Property, IT & Cybersecurity Regulatory Developments," Pub K’s Annual Review, Washington, D.C. (December 12, 2018). Panelist: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Talking Privacy with NIST," ABA Section of Science and Technology Law, Washington, D.C. (October 29, 2018). Moderator: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Cataclysmic Change or Business as Usual: Product Regulation in the Trump Administration," Product Liability Advisory Council Webinar (October 25, 2018). Speakers: Cheryl A. Falvey, John Fuson, and Peter B. Miller.
  • "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Lunch and Learn," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Washington, D.C. (October 10, 2018). Panelist: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Recent State Cyber and Privacy Developments," ABA Public Contract Law Section, Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection Committee, Washington, DC (September 26, 2018). Panelist: Peter B. Miller.
  • "GDPR and Beyond," Crowell & Moring's Trade Association Breakfast Series, Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2018). Speakers: Maarten Stassen, Jeffrey L. Poston, and Peter B. Miller.
  • "GDPR: An EU Framework for Managing Privacy and Data Security Risk," Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. (April 3, 2018). Speakers: Evan D. Wolff, Peter B. Miller, and Maarten Stassen.
  • "Update on Developments in Advertising Law and Consumer Protection," BAA Legal Affairs Committee Webinar (February 15, 2018). Presenters: Peter B. Miller, Josh Thomas Foust, Lauren Aronson, and Chalana N. Williams.
  • "What Will the New Year Bring: Top Headlines, Headaches, and Developments for Government Contractors to Watch in 2018," Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 25, 2018). Presenters: Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group.
  • "Hurry-Up Offense: Keeping Pace with Information Security and Privacy," OOPS 2017, Crowell & Moring's 33rd Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017). Presenters: Peter B. Miller, Paul M. Rosen, Evan D. Wolff, and Kate M. Growley.
  • "The Sedona Conference Data Privacy Primer – Public Comment Version," Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Webinar (February 14, 2017). Senior Editor and Panelist: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Consumer Protection 2.0," Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 5, 2017). Presenters: Christopher A. Cole, Peter B. Miller, and Kristin J. Madigan.
  • "Cybersecurity Table Top for a Congressional Cyber Security Lab Program," Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2016). Moderator: Evan D. Wolff. Facilitators: Peter B. Miller, Harvey Rishikof, Maida Oringher Lerner, Elliot Golding, and Kate Growley.
  • "Protecting Information: Cybersecurity and Risk Management," WOOPS 2016, Crowell & Moring's 32nd Annual West Coast Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Marina del Rey, CA (May 18, 2016). Panelists: Peter B. Miller, Jennifer S. Romano, and Nathanial J. Wood.
  • "A World of Disruptive Innovations: Workable Solutions to Data Privacy and Public Policy Issues in the Sharing Economy," Annual Survey: The Sharing Economy World, New York, NY (February 23, 2016). Presenter: Peter B. Miller.
  • “The Sharing Economy and Data Security,” N.Y.U. Annual Survey of American Law Symposium, New York, NY (February 23, 2016). Panelist: Peter B. Miller.
  • “Incident Readiness: The Role of Information Governance in Mitigating Breach Exposure,” LegalTech New York 2016, New York, NY (February 4, 2016). Panelist: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Open Source and Security Risks," Webinar (January 20, 2016). Presenter: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Marketing Solar Energy to Retail Customers: Advertising Claims and SEIA’s Solar Business Code," Webinar (January 12, 2016). Presenters: Christopher A. Cole, Richard Lehfeldt and Peter B. Miller.
  • "Data Security and Privacy Considerations: Risk Management, Business Assets, and Things that Go Bump in the Night," 24th Annual LSI Seattle Conference on Technology Law, Seattle, WA (December 14, 2015). Presenters: Christopher A. Cole and Peter B. Miller.
  • "On the Leading Edge of Cybersecurity and Privacy Standards," ABA Teleconference (December 7, 2015). Moderator: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Preparing for and Surviving Data Breaches: Risk Management," ARMA International 60th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2015). Presenter: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Privacy, Security, and Information Governance: The Board Will See You Now," ARMA International 60th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (October 7, 2015). Panelist: Peter B. Miller.
  • "Cybersecurity Risk Management: The View from Washington and Beyond," OOPS 2015, Crowell & Moring's 31st Annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar, Washington, D.C. (May 5-6, 2015). Moderator: Peter B. Miller; Panelists: Evan D. Wolff, Maida Oringher Lerner, and Kate M. Growley.
  • "The Changing Electric Utility Industry – The Litigation Risks Ahead," Crowell & Moring's Corporate Counsel Litigation Forum Webinar Series (April 28, 2015). Presenters: Frank R. Lindh, Cameron Prell, Richard Lehfeldt, and Peter B. Miller.
  • "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Briefing," Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. (March 17, 2015). Panelist: Peter B. Miller.


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