Ms. Mills has been affiliated with Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP for more than 30 years, as a law clerk, associate, equity partner and, currently, as counsel-to-the-firm. Her practice throughout her career has centered on finance and financial institutions, both financing transactions, loan restructures and finance-related litigation. She has served as counsel to the agent, lender, or borrower in sophisticated financing arrangements. She has defended lenders in litigation, including the defense of class actions related to loans and leases. She also has provided advice to financial institutions on a wide variety of issues involving loan and deposit products and transactions. She has been involved in numerous loan workouts and the liquidation of real and personal property collateral. In addition, she has served out-of-state lenders and borrowers as local Ohio counsel in multi-state transactions.
Despite her busy practice, Ms. Mills throughout her career has been actively involved in law firm management and administration. She was the long-time chair of the Porter Wright's ttechnology committee, which manages the firm's internal teachnology resources, and the firm's opinion committee, which oversees the firm's third-party opinion practice. Over the years she also participated in the firm's directing partner committee, recruiting committee, strategic planning and legal research groups.