Devaney is the second former inspector general to join Reznick Government. The Honorable Kenneth M. Donohue joined the firm in September of 2011.
Over 12 years as the Department of the Interior’s inspector general, Devaney has been a critical part of the federal government’s efforts to investigate and prevent fraud, waste and abuse of government funds. His reputation as an unwavering guardian of taxpayer dollars is unrivaled, and in 2009 Devaney was chosen by President Obama to oversee the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"Earl’s incredible dedication to public service as well as his unmatched expertise will be invaluable as we continue to build our federal service offerings" said Paul Raffensperger, office managing principal of Reznick Government. “His addition to the team allows us to continue our commitment to deliver optimal services and knowledge to our clients in the prevention and detection of fraud, waste and abuse of government funds.”
“I look forward to collaborating with the Reznick Government team,” Devaney said. “It is an excellent opportunity to put my knowledge of the public sector and fraud prevention tactics to further use.”
Devaney began his career as a Massachusetts police officer before graduating from Franklin & Marshall College with a degree in government. Immediately following graduation, he started working as a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service. During his 21-year career with the Secret Service Devaney gained recognition as an expert on white-collar crime and received five U.S. Department of Treasury Special Achievement Awards. He ended his Secret Service career as the special agent in charge of the fraud division.
After the Secret Service, Devaney served for eight years as the director of criminal enforcement for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 1998, President Bill Clinton presented him with a Presidential Rank Award for his work in public service.
In 1999, President Clinton appointed Devaney inspector general of the Department of the Interior. During his tenure at DOI, he headed several major investigations, including those that led to the convictions of Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Interior Deputy Secretary Steven Griles, as well as the two year investigation into the Minerals Management Service.
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