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Harvey R. Miller (March 1, 1933 – April 27, 2015) was an American lawyer. The New York Times called him "the most prominent bankruptcy lawyer in the nation."[1] Born in New York City, Miller graduated from Brooklyn College (A.B., 1954) and Columbia University (LL.B., 1959), and was admitted to the bar in New York State in 1959.

Harvey R. Miller
Born(1933-03-01)March 1, 1933
DiedApril 27, 2015(2015-04-27) (aged 82)
Manhattan, New York
Alma materBrooklyn College
Columbia Law School
EmployerWeil, Gotshal & Manges

Miller was a partner in the New York City based international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP where he was a member of the firm's management committee for over 25 years and created and developed the firm's Business Finance & Restructuring department specializing in reorganizing distressed business entities.[2] From September 2002 to March 2007, he was a managing director and vice chairman of Greenhill & Co., a boutique investment bank.

Miller's crowning achievement was his representation of the estate in the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. He died in 2015 of amytrophic lateral sclerosis, aged 82.[3]


  1. ^ Rosen, Ellen (2007-03-09). "A Lawyer Finds He Can Go Home Again". New York Times.
  2. ^ "Bankruptcy Legend Harvey R. Miller Dies at 82".
  3. ^ Harvey R. Miller, Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dies at 82

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