CHARLOTTE, NC – The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) today named Attorney Jill M. Miller as legal counsel to serve its members. Miller will work alongside longtime RSPA Legal Counsel Bob Goldberg until his retirement in December 2020 after 32 years of service to the industry.
Miller is a member of Detroit-based law firm Bodman PLC and is chair of the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Group. She has dedicated her legal career to representing entrepreneurs and companies that serve the retail vertical. She has attended numerous trade shows and industry events and for the past five years has served on the Advisory Committee for the Southeast Acquirers Association (SEAA). In that role, she was responsible for educational programming and led the general session during the SEAA’s last two annual trade shows.
Throughout her legal career, Miller has cultivated significant experience drafting contracts and keeping clients apprised of legal and regulatory developments, including compliance with major card vendor rules. She counsels clients on data privacy, cybersecurity, card processing, mobile payments, ACH, electronic fund transfers, and stored value cards. Miller also advises clients on contractual, corporate, and compliance matters including privacy policies, buying/selling merchant and residual portfolios and companies, and responding to Visa and MasterCard notification requirements when a breach of credit card information has occurred. She has experience working with established companies, startups, and emerging companies, many of them VARs, ISVs, ISOs, card brands, and vendors in the retail IT channel.
Bodman PLC has served a broad variety of business clients for over 90 years. Miller is based in Bodman’s Ann Arbor, Michigan office. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.A. in Accounting and earned her J.D. degree cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law. She has been recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as an Up and Coming Lawyer (2013) and as a member of its Women in the Law class of distinguished women lawyers (2017). Miller’s professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, Leadership Detroit Class XL, and the State Bar of Michigan.
“Jill’s strong experience serving small businesses in the SMB space along with her passion for service set her apart,” said RSPA President and CEO John Kirk. “Jill will bring a methodical and knowledgeable approach to creating opportunities. Her unique, personality, experience, and approach, will prevent and solve problems for our members. Jill is the right person at the right time. We are proud to have her on our team and in our community.”
“I look forward to the opportunity to interact with RSPA members and help them navigate the ever changing legal landscape,” said Miller. “I pride myself on providing practical, business-focused advice so that my clients can focus on running their business. Bob Goldberg has set a very high standard as legal counsel and I am committed to building on that tradition of excellence.”
The RSPA legal counsel provides members with unlimited phone consultations, the opportunity to have contracts reviewed, and access to legal templates. The legal counsel also meets one-on-one with members at RSPA events (RetailNOW and RSPA Inspire) and contributes to RSPA’s Connect magazine, Community Connection newsletter, Trusted Advisor podcast, and website. RSPA members can connect with Miller by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the legal counsel benefit, RSPA members should reach out to their RSPA Member Services Manager (Ashley Naggy, ANaggy@GoRSPA.org or Michael Millard, MMillard@GoRSPA.org). Non-RSPA members can learn more about the association by emailing Membership@GoRSPA.org.
About RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association)
The RSPA is the only association dedicated to the point of sale and retail technology industry. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the point of sale ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers education, certification, hotlines for legal, security, sales, and business advice, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and Inspire® which provide face-to-face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by going to www.GoRSPA.org.