Gerard (Jerry) Frech, a director with CohnReznick Advisory, has more than 25 years of experience providing integrity monitoring, corruption prevention, fraud detection, and corporate investigation services. He is a pioneer in the integrity monitoring arena having served as the project manager, in 1991, on the first integrity monitorship ever imposed on a construction company in the State of New York and on a number of high profile projects since.
Jerry is responsible for managing the integrity monitoring of large-scale construction projects for fraud, waste, and abuse, and providing integrity monitoring and compliance services to government agencies and construction companies. He has managed teams of forensic auditors, engineers, investigators, and environmental and safety professionals to protect projects from corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse and to assure compliance with legal and contractual obligations.
Jerry's experience includes assessing internal controls, identifying risk areas, developing corruption prevention policies and procedures, and conducting interviews with confidential sources and corporate personnel at all levels. He has interfaced with senior management and state and federal government entities including regulatory and funding agencies, law enforcement, Inspectors General, and prosecutorial offices.
Prior to joining the Firm, Jerry was involved in the management of several integrity monitoring efforts that included overseeing the clean-up and recovery operations at the World Trade Center disaster site. He has been a guest lecturer on integrity monitoring at Columbia University and has presented seminars on conducting internal investigations for the internal audit and legal departments of major utility companies.
JD, Seton Hall Law School
B.A., Economics, Psychology, Boston College
American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section
New Jersey State Bar Association, Construction Law Section