Kroll today announced the appointment of Kenya Mann Faulkner as a Managing Director in Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Faulkner has more than 25 years of significant experience as a defense attorney, federal prosecutor, state inspector general, and commercial litigator. She is a highly accomplished professional with a proven track record for working effectively in several complex areas of the law and applying those learnings to address critical enterprise risk management initiatives, including ethics, compliance, conflicts of interest, and institutional governance matters.
“Kenya’s extraordinary depth and breadth of experience preventing, investigating, and mitigating the risk of fraud and misconduct mirrors the range of issues that Kroll’s clients are contending with across virtually every industry,” said William Nugent, Regional Managing Director, North America, for Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice. “I am confident our clients as well as our teams throughout Kroll will find in Kenya a valuable source of guidance and perspective on these organizational and regulatory issues, as well as pragmatic solutions for their most complex risk management challenges. I am delighted to welcome Kenya to Kroll.”
“Kenya has repeatedly demonstrated her ability to manage a broad array of crisis and organizational challenges – bringing to bear her deep knowledge of the law and applicable regulations as well as real-world experiences,” said David Fontaine, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll and its parent, Corporate Risk Holdings. “Kenya has guided and provided sage advice to her stakeholders and clients at every stage of her career. She is a leader who is not only committed to personal excellence, but who also possesses the unique ability to collaborate successfully with a range of government and private sector audiences, which I know will translate into outstanding service for our clients.”
Most recently, Faulkner served as Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel at the University of Cincinnati, and also served as the University’s Ethics Officer. In this role, she advised on diverse matters that included but were not limited to corporate transactions, labor and employment, intellectual property, and charitable giving. Faulkner was also responsible for the University’s Enterprise Risk Management program.
In January 2011, Faulkner was appointed Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the Governor. In this role, she oversaw an agency of 244 employees working to prevent, investigate, and eradicate procurement fraud, abuse of office, waste, government corruption, ethics violations, conflicts of interest, and criminal activity in all executive agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction.
Previous to this appointment, Faulkner was a Partner with Ballard Spahr, LLP, an Am Law 100 firm, in its White Collar Investigations Group and Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs Group from 2007-2010. In this role, she handled complex litigation in the areas of white collar, government contracting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental, official corruption, money laundering, tax, and health care.
From 1992-2007, Faulkner focused her practice in the public service/judicial sector, ultimately serving as Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2002-2007. She led all aspects of criminal prosecution of federal crimes, including fraud, political corruption, computer crime, tax evasion, and large-scale narcotics distribution. In the six years prior to serving in this role, Faulkner was Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Drug Strike Force Section of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. During this time, she was cross-designated as a Special Assistant District Attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Earlier in her career, she served as an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, and a Compulsory Arbitrator with the Common Pleas Court of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.