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Anne Milgram

Anne Milgram

Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University School of Law
Senior Fellow
New York, NY, USA


Anne Milgram is a senior fellow at the New York University School of law.  She also leads a national foundation effort to reform the American criminal justice system and serves as the technical adviser on criminal prosecutions for Law & Order SVU.  

Milgram previously served as New Jersey’s Attorney General, where she led the 9,000-person Department of Law & Public Safety.  Milgram was New Jersey’s chief law enforcement officer.  In that capacity, she directed the State Division of Criminal Justice and had oversight responsibility for the prosecutors and nearly 30,000 local law enforcement officers statewide.  Milgram spearheaded investigations into street gangs, violent crime, public corruption, securities fraud and organized crime.  Milgram also oversaw, and reformed, the Camden Police Department. 

Before becoming Attorney General, Milgram served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice, where she was the Special Litigation Counsel for the prosecution of human trafficking crimes.  In that role, Milgram partnered with United States Attorney’s Offices in the Eastern District of New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire to prosecute some of the first sex trafficking and forced labor cases under the new federal anti-trafficking law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Milgram was awarded the U.S. Department of Justice Special Commendation for Outstanding Service and the U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award for her work.  

Milgram began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Milgram graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University, received a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, and a law degree from New York University School of Law.  After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Anne E. Thompson in Federal District Court in Trenton, New Jersey.  Most importantly, she lives in New York City with her husband and their wonderful baby boy, Diego.

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