K2 Intelligence, an industry-leading investigative and risk analytics services firm, announced today that Robert Brenner has joined the firm as executive vice president and chief legal officer. Mr. Brenner joins from Kroll Inc., where he most recently served as senior managing director and practice leader of the firm’s Investigations and Disputes Group in North America.
Mr. Brenner brings more than 20 years of experience leading complex investigations and advising major corporations in high-stakes challenges such as regulatory matters, shareholder activism and anti-takeover defense. He has led a team of “independent consultants” hired by a major international bank to review and oversee OFAC sanctions processes as part of a settlement of an action brought by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). “We welcome Bob to our management team at K2 Intelligence. He has a stellar reputation as both a trusted advisor to major corporations and an experienced business manager, each of critical value to the growth of our business,” said Jeremy Kroll, president and chief executive officer at K2 Intelligence. “Bob joins at an important time for K2 Intelligence. We’ve created a distinct positioning as a results-driven investigative analytics firm, not only for crisis response, but risk mitigation as well. With corporate fraud, data theft, and regulatory sanctions topping the list of business risks, clients are looking to harness our data analytics and investigative strengths to monitor, detect and prevent issues before they become costly crises.
Bob’s expertise in managing a variety of risk mitigation functions, including regulatory compliance, transactional due diligence and anti-money laundering, will help us to further expand our services.” At K2 Intelligence, Mr. Brenner will work with management to drive the strategic direction of the firm while overseeing legal affairs and continuing to advise clients on a range of issues. “Joining K2 Intelligence offered me the great opportunity to reunite with Jeremy and Jules Kroll. Jules created and set the standard for the modern business investigations industry many years ago. Now, he and Jeremy are redefining it again—utilizing the best analytics technology to reduce risk and provide more robust solutions for their clients,” said Mr. Brenner.
A former state and federal prosecutor and First Deputy Commissioner in New York City, Mr. Brenner is an experienced trial attorney and investigator. He supervised investigations into fraud, waste, corruption, and mismanagement in New York City agencies for the Special Commissioner of Investigations. Prior to that, Mr. Brenner served as senior investigative attorney and trial counsel in the New York County District Attorney’s office, and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, prosecuting organized crime and political corruption matters. Mr. Brenner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from Washington College of Law, American University. He is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.