Steven L. Miller

Steven L. Miller

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Email steven.miller@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 5712

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Steve Miller offers our clients a distinct blend of business and legal acumen earned, in part, over a dozen years in-house as general counsel of Constellation Energy's merchant power generation businesses, and several years in the corporate energy practices of top Washington, D.C. law firms.

Steve concentrates on energy transactional and regulatory matters, particularly joint ventures (JVs), corporate governance structuring, nuclear power, and power project development. Valued by clients for his pragmatic and insightful business approach as well as his strong team ethic, Steve "gets" the view from the inside, and relentlessly focuses both on de-risking and improving the bottom lines of his clients.

Steve honed his skills as a senior executive at Constellation Energy, providing sage counsel and leadership through times of exceptional growth and through challenges that included financial crises, rebuilding, restructuring, and mergers. Prior to joining Constellation Energy, Steve represented numerous merchant energy clients in project development, regional transmission organization formation, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulatory matters. Earlier in his career, he served on active duty in the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1990

B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1986

Memberships

Member, Energy Bar Association

Member, Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Maryland

Pennsylvania

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Supreme Court

Representative experience

Led one of Financial Times 2018 five most innovative deals for advising nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge in their joint venture with Framatome Inc.

Lead counsel for Exelon in its JV with Japan Atomic Power Co., JExel Nuclear, which will license and deploy Exelon's Nuclear Management Model in nuclear power projects globally.

Advised on complex company and international joint venture issues and governance improvement initiatives for a UAE-owned energy company.

Served as Interim General Counsel for world's largest nuclear power project and created legal department improvement plan adopted by company.

Negotiated and led structuring, formation, regulatory approval, and governance implementation of several international joint power ventures.

Led negotiations and implementation of the US$4.5bn sale of 49.99 percent of a major U.S. nuclear business.

Led US$600m transaction involving the sale to a foreign company of 50 percent of a major U.S. new nuclear development business.

Advised on the development, construction, and eventual sale of several U.S. gas and renewable energy projects.

Advised on commercial aspects regarding first-of-a-kind commercial non-power nuclear reactor and radioisotope production project in the United States.

Led the purchase and integration activities of three nuclear power plants/businesses.

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