Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Kroll Names Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale Managing Director in Investigations and Disputes Practice

Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Accomplished International Advisor and Legal Counsel Offers Unique Perspective on Global Commercial and Compliance Matters

Kroll (“the Company”), a global leader in risk mitigation, compliance, security, and incident response solutions, today announced the appointment of Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale as a managing director in the Washington, D.C., office of Kroll’s Investigations practice. Lamb-Hale brings more than two decades of executive-level experience and a unique viewpoint on global commercial and compliance matters from her extensive service in both the public and private sectors. In addition to serving as an Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she led numerous international trade missions, Lamb-Hale has provided strategic business and legal advice during her years at top-tier international advisory and law firms.

“Nicole’s wide-ranging experience and global perspective, especially with respect to commercial and trade matters, will be of tremendous value to our clients, many of which are either regularly evaluating business in new markets or currently have international operations,” said William Nugent, Regional Managing Director, North America, for Kroll’s Investigations practice. “In particular, her direct participation on the U.S. government’s multi-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), while serving as Assistant Secretary of Commerce, will prove extremely beneficial for Kroll clients considering or pursuing a CFIUS-related transaction.”

“I am pleased and excited to welcome Nicole to our team,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and its parent, Corporate Risk Holdings. “Nicole is a winner, who throughout her career has excelled in all of her professional undertakings. She brings an energy and mission-driven focus to all that she does. With her vast experience in both the public and private sectors, she has developed a pragmatic understanding of what it takes to operate in a global economy where change is constant and assessing the complexities and nuances of conducting business in new and emerging markets can be the difference between success and failure. With her passion for client service and global perspective, Nicole will be an asset to clients and colleagues alike.”

Most recently, Lamb-Hale was Senior Vice President of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a premier global strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy firm. Since joining the firm in 2013, Lamb-Hale focused on helping clients navigate the interplay between their global business objectives and the commercial, legislative, regulatory, and political environments of foreign markets.

Prior to this role, Lamb-Hale served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. Unanimously confirmed for this position by the U.S. Senate, Lamb-Hale focused on developing U.S. trade policy and negotiating with senior foreign government officials on legislative and regulatory issues impacting market access; working with companies to achieve their commercial goals in international markets; and leading U.S. business delegations on international trade missions to nations that included Brazil, Chile, China, India, and Saudi Arabia. In addition, she led the Commerce Department’s participation on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). She joined the Commerce Department in 2009, serving as Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel.

Before her government service, Lamb-Hale was a highly accomplished attorney who served in senior-level client service and management roles with two international law firms. From 2006–2009, she was the Managing Partner of Foley & Lardner’s Detroit office. Here she regularly provided legal advice to executive management and boards of directors of corporate clients in significant business transactions, including complex financial restructurings. In this role, she was also responsible for leading business generation efforts as well as for recruiting and professional development. She began her law career in 1991 with the law firm of Dykema Gossett PLLC, where she ultimately served as Chair of the Bankruptcy Practice Group, specializing in bankruptcy law, creditors’ rights, business reorganizations, and public finance transactions.

In recognition of her extensive knowledge of international affairs, Lamb-Hale was selected for membership in the Council on Foreign Relations in 2013. She was also selected in 2012 for the prestigious DirectWomen Board Institute, which identifies and promotes qualified women to serve on corporate boards of public companies. Currently, Lamb-Hale serves as Chair of the Board of Directors, National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Holton-Arms School.

Lamb-Hale holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan Honors College, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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