Gerard McEnroe, First Assistant Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General
Gerard McEnroe has been involved in prevailing wage enforcement in New York City for over 20 years. Mr. McEnroe began his legal career in 1991 as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York. In 1999, he successfully prosecuted a construction company whose criminal negligence resulted in a fatality at a school construction site in Brooklyn. Mr. McEnroe left the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in 1999 with the title of Deputy Bureau Chief for the School Advocacy Bureau. Mr. McEnroe then joined the Office of the Inspector General for the New York City School Construction Authority as Deputy Counsel for Criminal Matters before being promoted to First Assistant Inspector General. In the course of his career, Mr. McEnroe has investigated numerous construction companies for, among other things, violating New York State Prevailing Wage laws. These investigations resulted in both federal and state criminal prosecutions culminating in convictions of both individuals as well as construction companies and restitution of significant amounts of money to exploited construction workers.