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United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill Joins FGIS

Press Release April 4, 2013

Patti Bescript
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United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill Joins Freeh Group International Solutions
Expands Firm by Opening New Miami Office

New York, NY - April 4, 2013 – Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS) has hired Robert E. O’Neill, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. The announcement was made by James R. Bucknam, Chief Executive Officer of FGIS. “We are honored to be joined by a sitting United States Attorney,” said Bucknam, “but especially honored to be joined by Bobby O’Neill, an outstanding prosecutor of the highest caliber. He represents a significant addition to our senior ranks.” O’Neill will become a Managing Director at FGIS.

A native of the Bronx, New York, O’Neill has been a resident of Florida for over 20 years and has spent most of that time prosecuting crimes in federal courtrooms in Tampa and Miami. Prior to serving the Middle District since 1993, O’Neill served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida in Miami from 1986 to 1990. Louis J. Freeh, former FBI Director and FGIS Chairman, said he was delighted to have O’Neill on-board and explained that his Florida experience brings additional strategic value to the firm.

“Bobby is a rare talent who has provided many years of outstanding public service to the United States and to the state of Florida,” said Freeh. “I couldn’t be happier that he decided to bring his experience and credentials to FGIS.” Bucknam explained that O’Neill will open the new Miami office for FGIS, a strategy that not only draws on O’Neill’s significant local knowledge, but also provides a base for FGIS’ growing Latin American practice.

O’Neill has held most of the other senior leadership positions within the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida, including: First Assistant United States Attorney; Chief of the Criminal Division; and Chief of the Special Prosecution Section. O'Neill also has served with distinction as Deputy Chief in Charge of Litigation, Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section, U.S. Department of Justice, and as an Associate Independent Counsel, on two separate occasions. O’Neill said he was excited to join a growing firm like FGIS whose reputation as a leader is well known. “I am thrilled to team up with a group of outstanding professionals who are doing great work for great clients,” said O’Neill, “and to work with the likes of Louie Freeh, Jim Bucknam, and their colleagues, some of whom I have known for over 25 years, is a bonus.”

O’Neill’s early career includes serving as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and practicing as a trial lawyer in the New York law firm of Kramer, Dillof, Tessel, Duffy & Moore. O'Neill graduated from Fordham University, Bronx, New York (magna cum laude) and New York Law School (cum laude).

About FGIS
Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS) is a global risk management firm serving in the areas of business integrity and compliance, safety and security, and investigations and due diligence. FGIS was founded by Louis J. Freeh, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and former federal judge. In addition to Judge Freeh, the management team of FGIS includes former senior law enforcement officials, legal consultants, accountants, and security and compliance experts.