A.G. Schneiderman Recommends Compliance Chief Milt Williams To Serve On New York State Commission On Public Integrity
Experience Rooting Out Fraud & Corruption in Public & Private Sectors Well-Matched for State’s Ethics Board
Schneiderman: Restoring New Yorkers' Faith in State Government Requires Arming Them With Strong and Accomplished Leaders of Integrity
NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his recommendation of Milton L. Williams, Jr. to serve on the New York State Commission on Public Integrity. The Attorney General cited Mr. Williams’ distinguished record of rooting out fraud and corruption in both the public and private sectors in his recommendation to the state’s ethics board.
“One of my office’s top priorities is to restore New Yorkers’ faith in their state government, and that means we need to arm our top ethics body with strong and effective leaders,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “Milt Williams has a proven track record of fighting fraud as a public servant and in his private sector work. His commitment to integrity as an ethics officer will serve New Yorkers well."
Mr. Williams’ work in the public sector began as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. From there, Mr. Williams continued in public service as an Assistant Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he worked on the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force to investigate and prosecute economic abuse and misconduct.
Mr. Williams entered into private practice in 1994 and in 1997 joined Time Inc., where he eventually became the company's Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Williams is currently a partner of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, which he joined in January of 2009.
He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.
As the Attorney General’s recommendation to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity, Mr. Williams must be formally appointed by the Governor. The position is unpaid and does not require approval from the New York State Senate.