GPO Director Names General Counsel

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Hugh Halpern names Kerry Miller as GPO General Counsel. Miller has 40 years of experience handling legal issues for the Federal Government. As General Counsel, Miller will continue to serve as chief legal officer for the agency. He will provide legal opinions and advice to GPO’s Director, and represent GPO in all legal matters involving Government and non-Government organizations. In addition, the Office of the General Counsel represents GPO before all Federal administrative forums, including the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Government Accountability Office.

“Kerry’s counsel has been invaluable as I have begun my tenure as Director of GPO,” said GPO Director Hugh Halpern. “His institutional knowledge of GPO and Federal government legal issues is an asset to the agency. I congratulate Kerry on his promotion and look forward to working with him in this permanent capacity.”

Miller began his career at GPO in 1980. During his time at GPO, Miller primarily served as GPO’s senior procurement law attorney. He also served as a Board of Contract Appeals judge and was GPO’s first Chief Acquisition Officer. Miller left the agency in 2006 to serve as Assistant Chief Counsel for the Federal Transit Administration. He returned to GPO in 2012 as Deputy General Counsel. He was named Acting General Counsel in 2017.

Miller earned his law degree from Catholic University and his undergraduate degree from George Mason University.

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