Kroll Names Robert J. Milan Managing Director in Investigations and Disputes Practice, Chicago Office
August 2, 2016
NEW YORK – Aug. 2, 2016 – Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation, compliance, security, and incident response solutions, today announced the appointment of Robert J. Milan as a Managing Director assigned to the Chicago office of Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, a former Cook County Illinois prosecutor, and an accomplished senior executive in the corporate risk management sector for over 25 years, Milan has throughout his career demonstrated himself to be an exceptional practitioner and leader in the areas of investigations, data breach response, data recovery, e-discovery, litigation support, and forensic accounting.
"Bob brings a wealth of investigative knowledge and experience that dovetails perfectly with many of Kroll’s core offerings to our global clientele,” said William Nugent, Regional Managing Director, North America, for Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice. “His work in support of global corporations has taken him to geographies across the world. He is a true client champion, able to forge and maintain strategic relationships that are crucial for delivering high-quality results that meet and exceed client expectations.”
“I am pleased to welcome someone with Bob’s extensive and battle-tested experience to Kroll,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and its parent, Corporate Risk Holdings. “Over the course of his career, Bob has devoted his skills and efforts to uncovering and solving complex and sophisticated fraud schemes as well as corruption and similar types of corporate malfeasance. I am confident that clients and Kroll colleagues alike will find Bob to be a trusted partner and a great source of knowledge and subject matter expertise.”
Milan was most recently a Managing Director in the Chicago office of Stroz Friedberg, LLC, where he had full responsibility for all operational and personnel management of the office, including an onsite digital forensics lab. He also provided strategic consulting to clients across many different industries and managed numerous local and international engagements. Prior to Stroz, Milan held executive business development roles with Mesirow Financial Consulting, LLC and with Navigant Consulting.
Milan’s work in the private sector came after serving for nearly 20 years as a criminal prosecutor at both the state and federal level. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Milan worked in the Criminal Division where he prosecuted drug trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, and firearms offenses as well as public corruption and other white-collar crimes. Earlier, he served in the Cook County State’s Attorney Office, the second largest county prosecution office in the country. In his ultimate position as First Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County from 2003-2008, Milan supervised over 900 Assistant State’s Attorneys, 150 investigators, and several hundred support staff. He also led several complex, long-term investigations into some of Chicago’s most notorious crimes of the era. Milan joined the Cook County State’s Attorney Office in the Felony Trial Division and subsequently served as Supervisor of Felony Review.
Milan has a well-earned reputation for integrity and professionalism. His commitment to ensuring the fair administration of justice has defined his career, including his creation of the first wrongful conviction unit in Cook County, Illinois. While a prosecutor, he personally led the effort to examine and, when appropriate, set aside suspect criminal convictions. Indeed, he is a recognized expert in preventing and addressing wrongful convictions.
Milan earned his Juris Doctor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Loyola University. In addition to serving as an Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Milan has delivered instructional sessions for the Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor’s Office and the National District Attorneys Association. He is also a published author and frequent presenter.
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