Anne Milgram currently works as a Professor of Practice, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at New York University.
Prior to joining NYU, Milgram was appointed to be the 57th Attorney General of New Jersey in 2007. As Attorney General, Milgram lead the 9,000-person Department of Law and Public Safety and supervised the Division of the New Jersey State Police and its 3,000 members. Milgram provided legal representation to all state departments and agencies in approximately 25,000 civil matters per year. In addition, Milgram served as a member of the US Attorney General’s Executive Working Group on Criminal Justice and as a co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Criminal Law Committee. Also as Attorney General, Milgram oversaw and reformed the Camden Police Department where she reduced murders in Camden, NJ by 41 percent and all crime by 26 percent. She served as Attorney General until 2010.
In 2013, Milgram joined with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, where she launched a data driven risk management electronic system to assist employees of the Criminal Justice department in their decision making.
In 2006, Milgram served as First Assistant Attorney General, where she oversaw and directed the 21 county prosecutors and approximately 30,000 state and local law enforcement officers. She lead investigations into public corruption, trafficking, gun violence, street gangs, and more. She also implemented a statewide program aimed at improving public safety through crime prevention mechanisms and criminal justice and law enforcement reforms.
Milgram briefly served as Counsel to United States Senator Jon S. Corzine from May 2005 to January 2006, advising the Senator on issues of judicial nominations, homeland security, criminal justice, technology, civil rights, and law enforcement.
Milgram began her career in 1997 when she took a job as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. In 2001, Milgram took a job as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Section of the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division where she was tasked with prosecuting domestic and international sex trafficking crimes as well as hate crimes and official misconduct crimes. She was promoted to the lead federal prosecutor in the country for human trafficking crimes in 2004. That same year, Milgram was awarded the US Department of Justice Special Commendation for Outstanding Service and in 2006 she was awarded the US Department of Justice Director’s Award.
Milgram graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers College in 1992 with a degree in English and political science. She went on to receive a masters of philosophy degree in social and political theory in 1993 from the University of Cambridge in England. She received her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1996.