Louis J. Milione joins the Washington, D.C. office of Guidepost Solutions with more than 20 years of experience overseeing global investigations and ensuring pharmaceutical regulatory compliance. He is considered one of the U.S. government’s foremost experts in conducting proactive, highly complex investigations targeting transnational illicit networks.
Most recently, Mr. Milione headed the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Diversion Control Division as Assistant Administrator. As the lead regulator of pharmaceutical controlled substances, he oversaw more than 1.65 million DEA registrants across the entire pharmaceutical supply chain. Mr. Milione also led the government’s domestic and international efforts to prevent, detect and investigate the diversion of pharmaceutical controlled substances.
Prior to his appointment as Assistant Administrator, Mr. Milione served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of DEA’s Bilateral Investigations Unit (BIU), which is part of DEA’s Special Operations Division. He planned and executed high risk investigations involving multi-tiered criminal networks, high-level transnational criminals and corrupt foreign officials. For more than a decade, from his selection as a founding member of the BIU in 2002, through his promotion to, and tenure as ASAC, Mr. Milione and his teams operated throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central America and Europe, spearheading some of the most sensitive and significant criminal investigations for the U.S. government.
Mr. Milione, who has been featured on 60 Minutes, Vice-HBO, Dr. Oz and other national media outlets, is a recognized speaker and expert on a broad range of issues, including transnational illicit networks, the diversion of pharmaceutical controlled substances, narco-terrorism, America’s opioid epidemic and the threat of synthetic drugs. He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions.
Mr. Milione started with the DEA in 1997 as a Special Agent in New York City, and has received many awards throughout his career including the Service to America Justice and Law Enforcement Medal (SAMMIE); the National Association of Police “Top Cop” award, and the Anti-Defamation League Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer Memorial Award.