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SWANSEA — Kurowski Shultz LLC this month launched its newest nationwide practice area: Corporate and Internal Investigations & Compliance.
Led by associates Jon Allard, Jr., a veteran Illinois prosecutor who recently joined the firm, and Daniel B. Rousseau, former trial attorney for the St. Louis City Public Defender’s Office, the new area consolidates decades of experience. Past investigations performed by the firm include: fraud investigation for a regional bank, sexual misconduct and disciplinary investigations for educational institutions, insurance and litigation fraud claims, racial discrimination and employment investigations for multiple entities, trade secrets investigations for a large corporation and corporate fraud investigations for a large hospital.
Corporations, insurers, educational institutions and local government face constant new challenges today in their daily business, outside contacts and in the workplace. These entities and their leadership also face constant scrutiny by the government, shareholders, the media and others. Most of these entities must now confront exposure to a range of these new challenges and need experienced counsel to navigate them.
The Internal Investigations and Compliance practice is involved in both internal and external investigations relating to potential allegations of corporate misconduct, fraud, government contracting, criminal conduct, sexual misconduct and employment related issues.
Allard (left), for nearly 20 years, served as a prosecutor in the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office. He served as chief of administration and was the director of the State’s Attorney’s Crime Prevention Task Force. He also served as the prosecutorial liaison to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois and was the lead state prosecutor on multiple federal and state joint task forces against public corruption, fraud, and violent crime. He was also a lead violent crimes trial attorney focusing on murder cases and complex criminal litigation. He is a former member of the Illinois Capital Litigation Bar. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis Prosecutor Award of Excellence.
For eight years, Rousseau (right) was with the Public Defender, handling some of the most serious and complex criminal cases in the city. He sat first chair in more than 55 jury trials, including four trials for murder in the first degree.
“These attorneys bring outstanding credentials to the firm,” notes Managing Partner John Kurowski. “We are confident our clients will benefit significantly from their depth of experience and considerable capabilities.”
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