NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 – Kroll, the world’s leading risk consulting company, announced today that Douglas Frantz, formerly deputy staff director and chief investigator for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has joined the firm as a managing director.
Based in Washington, D.C., Frantz will be a senior member of Kroll’s Business Intelligence and Investigations practice. In that role, he will advise law firms, corporate and government clients on a wide variety of domestic and international issues.
“I am pleased to welcome Doug to Kroll,” said Robert Brenner, Esq., vice president of Business Intelligence and Investigations in the Americas. “His vast experience on the international stage will be an invaluable asset to our clients whether they are seeking investment opportunities in emerging markets, rooting out corruption in a far-flung subsidiary or assessing the political landscape at home or abroad.”
As deputy staff director and chief investigator for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Frantz carried out major investigations into such diverse topics as counter-narcotics strategies in Afghanistan, arms smuggling in the U.S. and Mexico and Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. Before joining the Senate committee, Frantz was an editor and investigative reporter at The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. He was managing editor of the Los Angeles Times from 2005 – 2007, and he was an investigative reporter, foreign correspondent and investigations editor at The New York Times from 1994 – 2003. Frantz was part of the team at The New York Times that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service coverage of the war in Afghanistan and the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. He is also the author of 10 nonfiction books, three that were selected New York Times Notable Books of the Year.
About Kroll’s Business Intelligence and Investigations practice
For 40 years, Kroll’s Business Intelligence and Investigations practice has been internationally recognized as the premier leader in conducting investigations of fraud and misconduct, developing facts and intelligence to support successful litigation strategies, performing due diligence investigations on prospective deals, evaluating business opportunities and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of competitors.
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