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Government Experience

  • Federal Trade Commission—Trial Attorney (1991-1994)
  • Department of Justice: Antitrust Division—Trial Attorney (1998-2004), Assistant Chief of Litigation 1 Section (2004-2010)


  • Emory University, B.A. economics (1986)
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. (1991)


  • District of Columbia

Health Care – Mergers: Keeping Care Competitive

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Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2018

Regulatory Forecast 2018

Joseph M. Miller

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2809
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Joseph M. Miller is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, a member of the firm's Antitrust and Health Care groups, and serves on the Antitrust Group steering committee. Joe is an antitrust attorney with over 25 years’ experience in private practice, as a general counsel and as a federal enforcer with both the Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has testified before Congress and the FTC on health care antitrust issues and is a frequent speaker at conferences, trade associations, and client events. His practice focuses on strategic transactional advice and counseling, government investigations, and merger review across industries. His recent matters include:

  • Represented Gwinnett Health System before the Federal Trade Commission in its merger with Northside Hospital. The FTC cleared the transaction after full compliance with a Second Request.
  • Represented Humana before the Antitrust Division and in federal district court in its attempted transaction with Aetna. 
  • Advised the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans on the proposed merger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with Lahey Health.
  • Represented Freedom Communications before the Antitrust Division in the bankruptcy sale of the Orange County Register.
  • Advised AT&T on several merger review issues before the Antitrust Division. 
  • Represented a health plan as a third party in an FTC pharmacy merger investigation.
  • Advising health care companies on their antitrust risk with regard to payer-provider contracting.
  • Antitrust compliance advice for pharmaceutical distributors, hospitals, health plans, GPOs, and physician groups on information sharing, risk arrangements, and communications with competitors. 

Before joining Crowell in 2015, Joe was the general counsel of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national trade association for the health insurance industry. Joe was with AHIP shortly after the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, which put him at the forefront of critical legal, regulatory, and policy issues facing the health industry. He supervised a team of attorneys on all aspects of AHIP's legal work, including policy development, strategic advice, and general corporate work. Joe also served as AHIP's policy lead on health care competition issues, including testimony before Congress, advocacy in FTC policy roundtables, and multiple health care symposia.

Before joining AHIP, Joe served as Assistant Chief of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division's Health Care and Consumer Products Section (formerly Litigation 1 Section), where he was responsible for antitrust enforcement across a broad range of industries. Joe spearheaded the Division's competition advocacy program in the health care sector, providing advice and testimony to state and federal government officials. His previous experience also includes serving as lead attorney on DOJ’s antitrust investigations in multiple industries, including paper products, appliances, beer, newspapers, and steel. He started his legal career as a trial attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition.

Joe is a frequent presenter at AHLA, ABA Antitrust Section, trade associations, American Conference Institute, AHIP conferences, government agencies, and private organizations.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • Monopsony and the Labor Exemption, Antonin Scalia Law School, Antitrust LLM Program (November 16, 2018). Guest Lecturer: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Monopsony Power and Bargaining Leverage," FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection, Washington, DC (September 21, 2018). Panelist: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Narrow and Tiered Provider Networks from a Legal and Data Analytics Perspective," AHLA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (June 25, 2018). Panelist: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Monopsony and Health Care Antitrust Enforcement," Bates White Annual Antitrust Economics Conference, Washington, DC (June 11, 2018). Panelist: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Antitrust in the Healthcare Industry: Analyzing the Latest Trends and What the Future Holds," ACI Managed Care Disputes and Litigation Conference, Philadelphia, PA (May 18, 2018). Panelist: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Antitrust and the Payer-Provider Relationship: Recent Cases and Implications for Health Plans," Blue Cross Blue Shield National Summit, Orlando, FL (May 2, 2018). Speaker: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Trends in Antitrust and Healthcare Law," Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA (November 10, 2016). Panelist: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Health Care Expansion: Good for Consumers?” ABA – 64th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C. (April 8, 2016). Presenter: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Health Care Recovery," Crowell & Moring's Second Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 10-11, 2016). Presenters: Robert T. Rhoad, Chris Flynn, Joseph Miller, and Matthew Verzally.
  • "Managed Care Mega Mergers, Part I: Antitrust Analysis," American Health Lawyers Association Webinar (October 30, 2015). Presenter: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Dominant Providers and Dominant Plans: The Antitrust Issues," AHLA Health Plan In-House Counsel Institute, Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2015). Panelist: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Mitigating the Risk of Anti-Trust Violations with Business Strategies: New Concerns and Recent Cases," American Conference Institute, 6th Annual Advanced Forum on Managed Care Disputes & Litigation, Chicago, IL (May 14, 2015). Panelist: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "American Arbitration Association 2014 Healthcare Dispute Resolution Innovation and Strategy," The State of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Dallas, Texas (November 14, 2014). Co-Chair and Panelist: Joseph M. Miller.
  • "Do Health Care Mergers Deliver Better Health Care?" ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C. (Spring 2014). Panelists: Margaret Guerin-Calvert (Compass Lexecon), Melinda Reid Hatton (American Hospital Association), Joseph M. Miller, and Jeffrey Perry (Federal Trade Commission).
  • "The Alternative is Worse: Why Health Care Providers Should Welcome Antitrust Enforcement," MacEachern Symposium at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University (June 2013). Presenter: Joseph M. Miller.


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