Robert Milan
Managing Director
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20+ years of forensic investigation experience
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
Specializes in anti-corruption, corporate fraud and data breach response
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Robert Milan is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Chicago and specializes in complex global forensic investigations in the areas of anti-corruption, corporate fraud and data breach response.

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, Mr. 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.

Mr. Milan’s work in the private sector came after serving for more than 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, Mr. 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. In his ultimate position as First Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County from 2003-2008, Mr. 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. Mr. Milan joined the Cook County State’s Attorney Office in the Felony Trial Division and subsequently served as Supervisor of Felony Review.

Mr. Milan was most recently a Managing Director in the Chicago office of Kroll.  He has also held roles with Stroz Friedberg, LLC and Navigant Consulting.

Mr. 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, Mr. Milan has delivered instructional sessions for the Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor’s Office and the National District Attorneys Association. 

Outside of his work at A&M, Mr. Milan serves as the Special State’s Attorney of Cook County, tasked to oversee the prosecutions of more than 25 individuals previously convicted of murder. This assignment resulted from allegedly faulty investigations conducted by former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and detectives who reported to Burge.