Kristen Miller is Senior Counsel at Democracy Forward.

At Democracy Forward, Kristen has represented non-profits and individuals in litigation under the Administrative Procedure Act, other Federal statutes, and the U.S. Constitution. In particular, Kristen’s cases have involved civil rights, health care, consumer protections, and the environment, among other issues.

Prior to joining Democracy Forward, Kristen was a member of the Environment and Natural Resources practice at Vinson & Elkins in Washington, D.C. Kristen’s practice at Vinson & Elkins focused on administrative law, including litigation and regulatory counseling. She also maintained an active pro bono practice.

Kristen graduated from New York University Law School, where she was a member of the NYU Moot Court Board competitions team. During law school, she served as a legal clerk in the Department of Justice’s Environment & Natural Resources Division as well as in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Policy. She also holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Kristen is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars.

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Center for Science in the Public Interest, Healthy School Food Maryland v. USDA

Challenging the United States Department of Agriculture’s gutting of school nutrition standards.

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Planned Parenthood v. Azar

Blocking a rule that would allow discrimination by health care workers against women and LGBTQI people.

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Healthy Gulf v. Bernhardt

Stopping Interior from secretly weakening offshore safety drilling rules

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