Katherine Milgram has been promoted to chief of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s investor protection bureau.
Milgram has been with the Attorney General’s Office since 2013 and most recently was deputy chief of the bureau she was named Monday to lead.
Milgram, 35, has worked on some of the office’s highest-profile consumer cases, including those involving the fraud allegations against the one-time top executives at the American Insurance Group, Maurice “Hank” Greenberg and Howard Smith (NYLJ, Sept. 22), as well as the ongoing fraud investigation against ExxonMobil over whether it misled investors about climate change (NYLJ, July 27).
She succeeds Chad Johnson, who left after nearly three years to become a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
Milgram, a University of Pennsylvania Law School graduate, had clerked for U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler of the District of New Jersey and was in private practice for both Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Bracewell.
The investor protection bureau, a unit of the office’s Division of Economic Justice, is charged with enforcing the state securities law commonly known as the Martin Act.