On December 19, 2018, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of McDermott’s client, the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), the trade association for pharmaceutical distributors. In Healthcare Distribution Alliance v. Zucker, the court granted summary judgment and enjoined enforcement of the New York Opioid Stewardship Act, which imposed a $600 million surcharge on manufacturers and distributors of opioid pharmaceutical products. The first $100 million installment was due on January 1, 2019. Continue Reading Court Strikes Down New York Opioid Surcharge on Manufacturers and Distributers
M. Miller Baker focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and serves as co-head of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group. Miller has represented or advised clients in numerous appeals in federal and state courts involving a broad range of matters, including constitutional law, administrative law, state and federal tax, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), patent, copyright, environmental law, food and drug act, Medicare, false claims, state and federal election law, class actions, preemption, federal practice and jurisdiction, unfair competition, antitrust, securities, bankruptcy and insurance coverage. He has argued before the US Supreme Court (three times, and winning each time), nine of the thirteen federal courts of appeals, state appellate courts in Florida, New York and Maryland, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Read M. Miller Baker's full bio.