As a Senior Managing Director with Guidepost Solution’s Monitoring, Compliance and Investigations practice, Louis J. Milione conducts sensitive cross-border investigations, oversees the company’s Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) compliance practice and provides investigative litigation support to counsel representing clients facing a broad range of criminal, civil and administrative matters.
At Guidepost Solutions Mr. Milione’s significant engagements have included litigation support in several Central, East and West African countries for a defendant charged in the Southern District of New York with FCPA violations; an assessment, evaluation and enhancement of the Controlled Substances Monitoring Program for the Nation’s fourth largest privately held full-line wholesale drug distributor; an internal investigation for one of South America’s largest food manufacturing companies; an independent review, analysis and evaluation of seven foreign based Africa-focused investment funds for a potential investor; and a controlled substances monitoring program assessment/gap analysis for a publicly traded manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Mr. Milione served for more than 20 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration overseeing global investigations and ensuring pharmaceutical regulatory compliance. From 2015-2017, he led the DEA’s Diversion Control Division as Assistant Administrator, regulating more than 1.65 million DEA registrants across the entire pharmaceutical supply chain and spearheading DEA’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 Justice Department’s most sensitive and significant criminal investigations.
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.