NEW YORK- LAWFUEL – Press Release Service –Aug. 1, 2006–Richard Plansky, formerly the Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator for the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York, has joined Kroll, the global risk consulting company, as a managing director in its Business Intelligence & Investigations division.
Based in Kroll’s head office in New York, Plansky is responsible for corporate investigations, fraud prevention and detection, and integrity due diligence.
Plansky, a 14-year veteran of the criminal justice system, has led complex investigations involving sex crimes, homicides, police shootings, larcenies, and other serious crimes. Most recently, as Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator, he oversaw the development of multi-agency criminal justice initiatives, including a comprehensive program targeting the distribution and use of illegal guns. He also developed the John Doe Indictment project, a citywide effort to preserve unsolved sex crimes for later prosecution through the use of DNA technology.
Plansky began his career as an assistant district attorney in New York County where, from 1992 through 2001, he prosecuted 30 Supreme Court trials and conducted more than 150 grand jury presentations and investigations. He subsequently served as assistant general counsel at the City University of New York, where he led extensive investigations involving allegations of organized cheating and identity theft, as well as student and faculty misconduct.
In 2002, Plansky was appointed special counsel to the Mayor’s Criminal Justice Coordinator, and was promoted the following year to general counsel and director of the Mayor’s Office of Midtown Enforcement. In this role, he oversaw all legal affairs, formulated quality of life enforcement strategies, and developed and coordinated a wide spectrum of criminal justice programs, including an initiative to combat large-scale trademark counterfeiting establishments.
Plansky received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.
Kroll, the world’s leading risk consulting company, provides a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology services to help clients reduce risks, solve problems and capitalize on opportunities. Headquartered in New York with offices in more than 65 cities in over 25 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary corps of more than 3,900 employees and serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit institutions, government agencies, and individuals. It is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), the global professional services firm. For more information, visit www.kroll.com.