If you are a human resources professional, member of the legal or compliance department, or a business owner, this blog is intended for you.  I hope you will view it as a resource to become aware of, or more knowledgeable, about federal and state laws which may impact your company.  In addition, as newsworthy events occur, I will endeavor to make readers aware of those, especially as they relate to background screening, E-Verify and Form I-9 compliance.

Meet the Author – Montserrat Miller


I began my career as a trial attorney with the Immigration and Naturalization Service handling, among other cases, employer sanctions matters.  Over the years I’ve worked in private practice and on Capitol Hill as counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee.  I am now a partner in Arnall Golden Gregory’s Privacy and Consumer Regulatory, Immigration and Global Migration,  and Government and Regulatory practices.

I have a dual practice, meaning I advise clients on privacy and data protection-related matters, including counseling and defending companies regarding their compliance under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and state data breach statutes AND I counsel and defend companies regarding their hiring practices and compliance with the Form I-9 and E-Verify employment eligibility verification requirements.  Which means I defend employers in civil and criminal workplace enforcement matters, conduct immigration-related internal investigations and I-9 audits, and conduct due diligence regarding Form I-9 issues during mergers and acquisitions.   Back to background screening, my practice includes a special emphasis on the use of criminal and credit history information and compliance with the FCRA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and state laws which impact the use of background checks for employment screening and tenancy purposes. I co-chair my firm’s Background Screening Industry Group with Henry Perlowski, a litigator who heads the firm’s Employment Practice.

On a more personal note, I enjoy playing golf, currently participate in the cult-like exercise regimen called Crossfit, am the proud owner of the world’s best black lab and two less well behaved cats, and my favorite animated character is Puss in Boots.

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About AGG

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP (AGG) was selected to The National Law Journal’s prestigious “Midsize Hot List” because of its success in helping clients resolve their most pressing issues related to regulation, globalization and growth. With more than 150 attorneys in Atlanta and Washington, DC, AGG offers big-firm services to growing companies without big-firm costs and complexities, and has been providing that exceptional client value since 1949.

For more information about Arnall Golden Gregory and its practices and services, please visit http://www.agg.com/.