CohnReznick Names Leach as Director and Senior Advisor in Government Services Practice

Richard Leach

Richard Leach

New York-based CohnReznick LLP (FY14 net revenue of $508.2 million) announced that Richard Leach has been named director and senior advisor in the firm’s government services practice. Leach enhances the firm’s capabilities in providing government audit, accounting and compliance services to U.S. Department of Defense and key civilian agencies.

Leach comes to CohnReznick from the U.S. Navy, where he served as the Auditor General for 14 years.

“In service to my country I was charged with helping the Department of the Navy protect the public trust by ensuring efficient planning and execution of the Naval Audit Service audit programs,” says Leach. “In joining CohnReznick, I look to continue to support defense and civilian agencies in implementing programs that simultaneously meet the expectations of the public while also sufficiently controlled to withstand the rigorous scrutiny of the Government Accountability Office and the Inspector General community.”

“CohnReznick is honored to add Richard’s professional and technical capabilities to our team of government auditing professionals,” says Paul Raffensperger, CohnReznick advisory group government services national director. “His expertise in implementing effective audit programs and robust systems of internal controls in the defense and intelligence communities enhances the firm’s ability to ensure taxpayer funds are spent efficiently, effectively and for their intended purpose.”