D.J. Miller is a partner in the insolvency and restructuring group at Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP and has represented all types of stakeholders in complex restructuring proceedings and insolvency litigation for the past 25 years. She is known for her deep knowledge of the insolvency framework, both domestic and international, and for applying strategic skills to achieve successful outcomes. Mandates include acting as lead Canadian insolvency counsel for the largest single creditor in the worldwide Nortel Networks insolvency proceedings, where her client was successful in obtaining a decision of the Canadian and US Courts allocating US$7.3 billion of sale proceeds on a pro rata basis among 40 worldwide insolvency estates in 19 countries.
Recognized as "Insolvency Litigator of the Year" (2016 and 2018) by Benchmark Canada, D.J. is also the recipient of a Lexpert Zenith award (2017), TMA Toronto "Exemplar" award (2017) and is consistently recognized as a leading practitioner in both the Insolvency Litigation and Financial Restructuring practice areas of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and in Who's Who Legal for Restructuring and Insolvency. D.J. is also ranked as a leading individual by The Legal 500 Canada, Chambers Canada and by Chambers Global where she is recognized for her involvement in significant matters and is described by interviewees as "extremely strategic." She is considered a "go-to" counsel for all types of stakeholders requiring creative advice to achieve effective workouts both within, and outside of, formal court proceedings.
D.J. is a past guest lecturer at three Canadian law schools, is a regular speaker at conferences, and is the author of numerous articles and publications. She currently serves as VP – Chapter Relations on the TMA Global Executive Board in respect of 53 worldwide Chapters of the Turnaround Management Association, and is past President of the TMA Toronto Chapter. D.J. is also Co-Chair of the Canada / U.S. / Caribbean Region of the International Insolvency Institute.