Described as the crowning achievement in law, The Burton Awards recognize outstanding legal accomplishments and lifetime achievements in the legal profession.
“Justin is a true problem-solver, skilled listener and trusted advisor for our entire Avantor team,” said Michael Stubblefield, President and CEO at Avantor. “His ability to provide counsel with integrity has helped our Company make great strides as a global leader in the life sciences industry. I’m tremendously proud of his achievement, as well as his commitment to our mission of setting science in motion to create a better world.”
As a 21-year tradition within the legal community, The Burton Awards’ Legends in Law honorees have been selected based on several criteria, including an outstanding reputation in the legal profession and a demonstrated track record of addressing complex matters of national or global significance in a specialized area. Recipients have also evidenced leadership, creativity and a uniqueness in approach to resolving challenges.
Miller has demonstrated these qualities throughout his professional career. His accomplishments include: Winning a significant federal case at the age of 26; changing the course of trade secret law, and the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law; and leading the largest U.S. healthcare IPO when he took Avantor through its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange in May 2019 .
Miller joined Avantor in 2017 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Today, he leads Avantor’s Global Legal organization, overseeing all legal affairs, including: Corporate governance; ESG; contracts; litigation and risk management; antitrust and competition laws, labor and employment laws; intellectual property laws; and corporate and securities laws for 180 countries across Asia, Middle East, Africa; Americas; and Europe. In addition to his background in securities and corporate governance, he has extensive commercial experience in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and electronic materials.
Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information, visit avantorsciences.com and find us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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