Walter Miller


Walter (Wally) Miller, attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, helps employers comply with the myriad of laws governing retirement plans and other employee benefit programs. Mr. Miller has extensive knowledge and experience in matters involving qualified Section 401(k), 403(b) and 457 retirement plans; nonqualified deferred compensation plans; welfare benefit plans, including Section 125 cafeteria plans, self-insured medical plans and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs); VEBAs; flexible spending arrangements (FSAs); health savings accounts (HSAs); ERISA compliance; HIPAA privacy; and more. A primary focus of Mr. Miller's current practice is the Health Care Reform Act legislation (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). He works with clients to evaluate the effect of the new law on their group health plans. Mr. Miller is listed both in The Best Lawyers in America and Oregon Super Lawyers for his work in employee benefits law. He currently serves as a representative to the IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) Council for the Pacific Coast Region.

wmiller@schwabe.com | (541) 686-3299

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the Pacific Northwest’s top law firms, representing individuals and leading companies doing business in the region, across the United States, and around the globe in a wide range of business and litigation matters. The firm has more than 170 attorneys in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Oregon, and Seattle and Vancouver, Washington. Schwabe attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of the Pacific Northwest’s leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders, to emerging and privately held businesses. The firm is regularly named as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon” by Oregon Business magazine, and as one of “Washington’s Best Workplaces” by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Positive employment relations are essential to the overall health of any business. Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt helps employers develop and maintain constructive relationships with their employees. Federal and state laws governing employee relations have increased both in numbers and complexity in recent years, especially in the areas of retaliation, sex and age discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace safety, job security, immigration, business acquisitions, and management/union relations. The firm provides comprehensive employment relations representation to all types of financial, manufacturing, retail, and service businesses.