Executive Staff Bios

Ryan Hayward


An experienced trial attorney, investigator, and manager, Hayward joined OIG after more than fifteen years at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he was hired by Robert Morgenthau. During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, Hayward served as Criminal Court Supervisor, Deputy Bureau Chief, Attorney-In-Charge of the Mass Arrest Unit, and was a designated homicide prosecutor. Focusing on violent criminal offenses, Hayward secured indictments before Grand Juries in over two hundred investigations, secured guilty verdicts at trial on charges including Murder, Arson, Assault, Burglary, Robbery, and Sexual Assault, and conducted trainings for the New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies on various topics. Hayward also extensively litigated First Amendment issues before county, state appellate and federal courts. Prior to joining the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, he worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell, a New York City law firm, specializing in internal investigations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) litigation. 

Hayward holds a J.D., with Honors, from Cornell Law School and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross, where he is a former member of the Board of Trustees. He is also a graduate of the Coro New York Leadership Center, a past Trustee of St. Joseph’s School in New York’s Chinatown neighborhood, and is active in organizing and coaching mock trial throughout Manhattan.   

Emily Logue


Logue joined OIG after serving as Director of Investigation and Enforcement for the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics, where she investigated and litigated violations of New York State’s ethics and lobbying laws, including complex investigations involving public officers and members of the Executive and Legislative branches. Prior, Logue served more than fourteen years in the Manhattan District Attorneys Office, where she worked as an Assistant District Attorney specializing in the prosecution of Homicides, Sex Crimes, Crimes Against Children, and other violent felony offenses. 

Logue holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Providence College. 

Lynn Tabbott


Tabbott has over twenty years of experience as a prosecutor, having worked in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, and Kings County District Attorney’s Office. In the AG’s office, she prosecuted official corruption and white-collar crimes, and in the subsequent years, she defended the State against claims. In Orange County, she served as the County’s first Domestic Violence Prosecutor, participated on domestic violence committees and instructed training seminars. In Kings and Orange County she served as a supervisor and prosecuted violent crimes including murders and sexual assaults. In addition to her experience as a public servant, Tabbott worked in the private sector practicing family law and criminal defense. She also served as a local court justice where she presided over criminal and civil matters. 

Tabbott holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a B.A. from Fordham University. 

Pauline Ross


Prior to that, Ross served as the Chief of Staff and Counsel at OIG since July 2016. She began her career as a Court Representative, then Court Director for the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, a Vera Institute of Justice alternatives-to-incarceration program. She has since served as Special Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff for the New York State Senate Democratic Leader’s office, Assistant Attorney General with the Civil Rights Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Senior Counsel for the New York State Office of the Attorney General, and was the principal appointments officer for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. 

Ross holds a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Political Science and English from Rutgers College. 

Matthew Petell


Prior to leading the Office of the New York State Inspector General’s Technology, Petell was with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP for over eight years, conducting digital forensic investigations and providing domestic and cross-border electronic discovery services to clients facing legal and regulatory requirements. Many matters he worked on were on behalf of Am Law Top 200 law firms and Fortune 500 companies. 

Petell holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic Crime Management - Computer Forensics from Syracuse University at Utica, New York. He is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator (CCLO), Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA), Blackbag Technologies Certified BlackLight Examiner (CBE), Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE) and an Access Data Certified Mobile Examiner (AME). 

Caitlyn Jaile


Jaile joined OIG after seven years at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where she was an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division. During her career at the DA’s Office, Jaile served as Criminal Court Supervisor and Domestic Violence Coordinator. In these roles, Jaile trained and supervised junior prosecutors in all aspects of Criminal Court practice. Specializing in the prosecution of violent crime offenses, Jaile investigated hundreds of cases, presented over 150 cases to Grand Juries, and secured guilty verdicts at trial on charges including Murder, Assault, Robbery, Human Trafficking, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. Jaile also served as a member of the Legal Hiring Board and was responsible for recruiting and interviewing full-time and internship candidates. 

Jaile holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and a B.A. from Fordham University.