Biography

Paul E. Ryan is a senior managing director and head of Construction and Real Estate services at K2 Integrity, where he specializes in directing compliance reviews and developing programs, complex investigations, and monitorships. Clients facing a range of problems—from dealing with regulatory or contractual compliance-related issues to vendor fraud or conflicts of interests—turn to Paul to help them determine and implement a course of action. Working closely with clients, he conducts investigations, reviewing results and recommending increased controls and enhanced policies and procedures, and creates recovery plans as needed. Paul has vast experience developing and assessing compliance programs, including the determination of best practices for both public and private entities.

Paul currently leads the compliance monitoring of a major financial institution’s capital construction program. In a recent investigation, he conducted a ground-breaking review of media transparency issues for the Association of National Advertisers (ANA).

Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Paul served for 10 years at the New York State Office of the Inspector General (NYS OIG) and the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He has extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution of complex fraud, corruption, and other crimes in the public and private sectors. Paul served as the Assistant Deputy Inspector General and Director of the NYS OIG’s Contract and Construction Fraud Unit, supervising multidisciplinary teams in complex investigations involving all aspects of the construction process. At the New York County District Attorney’s Office, Paul was an Assistant District Attorney in the Labor Racketeering Unit/Construction Industry Strike Force and the Trial Division.

Paul received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.S. in political science from Queens College.