Mira has broad knowledge of, and familiarity with, state attorneys general (AGs) offices and other government agencies, which she brings to bear when advising corporate and individual clients on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues, particularly related to intersection of civil and criminal government enforcement. She works tirelessly to help her clients find creative solutions to even their most daunting challenges and reach their strategic goals. She has extensive experience developing successful, defense-oriented strategies, and when a client faces investigation by AGs or other regulatory agencies, she works to avoid an escalation to criminal charges. For clients facing such charges, Mira has successfully litigated to minimize liability and has gotten the charges reduced or dismissed in many cases. She is also uniquely skilled at helping companies craft programs to promote social justice and good citizenry in collaboration with state AGs and governments.
Mira has extensive experience representing clients in matters arising from allegations involving fraud, public corruption, bribery, deceptive advertising, and consumer protection and privacy. She represents a wide range of clients, including national companies seeking to raise their profile with federal and state agencies and offices; Fortune 100 and 500 companies facing inquiry from state AGs and other government agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). She is also well-versed in the cannabis industry and can assist cannabis industry clients who wish to proactively engage with state and federal agencies or are facing government inquiry.
A seasoned trial attorney, equally effective in state and federal court with several successful jury trials under her belt, Mira has been named one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Earlier in her career, Mira worked as a public defender in Philadelphia and tried more than 100 cases to verdict. However, trial is a last resort — she strategizes with her clients to determine the appropriate course of action and seeks creative routes to resolution short of trial.
A Philadelphia native, Mira is deeply familiar with the city, its courts, and city and state government. She has a wealth of experience helping clients navigate that terrain and obtain favorable outcomes in civil and criminal enforcement actions.
She has an active pro bono practice in which she seeks out indigent clients in need of support and representation, such as her representation of juvenile lifer Norman Bryant, released after 32 years of incarceration. In another case, she won compassionate release for her client at risk of serious illness as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility where he was being held. Mira was also was part of a team that successfully challenged the strictest visitation policy in the federal prison system at the time.
Mira earned her bachelor's degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University and her law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was the first recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Law School Fellowship for Social Justice in the Delaware Valley. She also served as a developer and inaugural fellow for Project Dawn Court, the nation's first problem-solving court designed for women involved in prostitution.