CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillard Heintze today announced that it has named Jennifer L. Mackovjak as its new Director of Investigations. Mackovjak joins the firm after serving as Director of Investigations at Altegrity Risk International where she helped launch that company's Investigations Division in Chicago. Before that, she served as a Senior Director of Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll, Inc. and, earlier in her career, as a senior detective investigator in the New York County District Attorney's Office. The appointment expands Hillard Heintze's ability to serve the investigative needs of its rapidly growing client base in both the public and private sector.
At Kroll, Mackovjak led and directed investigations related to corporate misconduct, pre-transactional and investigative due diligence, onshore and offshore asset searches, patent infringement disputes, fraud, competitive intelligence, litigation support and computer forensic analysis.
"Jennifer fits right in," says Arnette Heintze, the firm's co-founder and CEO. "She has a passion for truth and a natural comfort with the rigor, objectivity and persistence required to uncover it. During her career, she has honed a deep, technical understanding of precisely how every phase of the investigation – from receiving a tip to providing testimony at trial or before grand juries – must be undertaken to preserve the integrity of investigative findings."
Earlier in her career, Mackovjak served as a senior detective investigator and intelligence analyst in the New York County District Attorney's Office where she investigated a wide range of major offenses, including homicide, grand larceny, fraud, forgery, securities fraud, identity theft, sexual abuse and bid-rigging. Mackovjak was the lead case officer, for example, in a prominent six-year investigation of organized crime rings involved in insurance fraud, enterprise corruption ("State RICO"), bribery, grand larceny, money laundering and coercion – an investigation which led to the arrest and prosecution of more than 30 individuals.
"I am delighted to be joining Arnette and the investigative team here at Hillard Heintze," Mackovjak says. "This is a dynamic firm. I like its energy and momentum – and I like that it's focused intensively on bringing an exceptionally high level of service to clients."
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Hillard Heintze provides the strategic thought leadership, trusted counsel and end-to-end services that help leading public and private corporations as well as government agencies and major public service organizations advance best-in-class security strategies and investigations to protect and preserve the safety of their people, property, performance and reputation. For the last two years, Hillard Heintze has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's fastest-growing private companies – with a ranking of No. 242 on the 2009 Inc. 500 list and No. 583 on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list.
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