General Counsel and Senior Advisor
Former Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Miriam has served in U.S. government leadership over two decades, including positions in the three branches of federal government. Most recently, Miriam served as Associate Deputy Attorney General, where she advised the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) and developed and implemented priority policies and programs on a broad range of legal, policy and operational issues. Her responsibilities ranged from supervising Department divisions to leading key initiatives. Miriam spearheaded the Department’s Intellectual Property (IP) efforts, including a partnership with law enforcement and technology companies to modernize strategies employed to identify and dismantle IP theft domestically and internationally. Miriam worked with the DAG to develop, manage and monitor divisions’ multibillion-dollar budgets, resolve high-level challenges, and represent the Department in briefings for White House, Congressional and GAO staff on policy initiatives and oversight matters.
Miriam served in the White House twice, most recently as the Acting Director of Justice and Regulatory Affairs. She advised White House leadership on regulatory, women, economic, food safety and LGBT policy and a wide array of criminal justice-related matters.
Prior to serving in the Obama administration, Miriam was Associate General Counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and practiced entertainment/corporate transactional law at Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles. Miriam began her legal career as a federal clerk in Denver, Colorado.
Miriam teaches Law and Technology Policy at Georgetown University Law Center, and has been a guest lecturer on Administrative Law and other legal issues. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East, including volunteering in the Israeli army; and studied French language and civilization in Paris. Miriam graduated with Honors from University of Michigan and Georgetown University Law Center.