Partner, September 2013 – present

Advises public and private sector clients about compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, particularly as to health care, communications, corrections, and mental health facilities. Assists with self-evaluations, other compliance assessments, investigations, and litigation.


Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Principal Deputy Inspector General, September 2004 – January 2013

As the senior career official in the OIG, planned, directed, and managed the activities of an 1800-person organization. Led OIG to achieve unprecedented results in combating health care fraud and abuse as well as identifying vulnerabilities in the Medicare and Medicaid programs that left them open to potential fraud. Greatly enhanced OIG’s ability to audit and evaluate health care and human services programs. As a nationally recognized expert in health care enforcement and compliance, was a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences of health care organizations and attorneys.

Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs, February 2003 – September 2004

Deputy Chief Counsel for 80-person law office. Adopted innovative and effective law enforcement techniques to deter fraudulent activity and create incentives for the health care industry to institute safeguards. Pioneered a groundbreaking initiative to promote compliance by the nation’s health care providers with Federal health care program requirements and authored a series of practical assistance tools that set the standards for health care entities’ compliance efforts.

Chief, Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch, October 1996 – February 2003

Oversaw branch responsible for resolving civil and administrative health care fraud and abuse cases, including those arising under the False Claims Act, the anti-kickback statute and the OIG’s civil monetary penalty and exclusion authorities; developed and monitored corporate integrity agreements that ensured sanctioned providers’ future compliance with Medicare laws; drafted Compliance Program Guidances, to assist the health care industry in establishing voluntary compliance programs within their organizations; conducted compliance site visits.

Senior Associate Counsel, December 1989 – October 1996

Enforced above-referenced statutory and regulatory authorities.

Office of the Attorney General, State of Maryland

Assistant Attorney General, January 1988-December 1989

Counsel to the Developmental Disabilities Administration, the Mental Hygiene Administration, and the Board of Pharmacy, with respect to the enforcement of State health care laws.

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section

Enforcement Attorney, November 1983-December 1987

Enforced the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), representing the rights of individuals
residing in state prisons, mental health and developmental disabilities facilities, and nursing homes
to adequate health services, treatment, and living conditions. Successfully litigated the first CRIPA case
brought to trial, against a Massachusetts mental health institution.

National Center for Law and Deafness

Associate Legal Director, September 1976-November 1983

Brought enforcement actions under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, representing deaf persons and other people with disabilities as to their rights to equal educational, employment, and social service opportunities, as well as equal rights in health care settings; national expert and lecturer on the rights of persons with disabilities; published numerous book chapters and articles; chaired a committee of the American Bar Association on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; board member, Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter.


Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service – 2012
Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service – 2009
Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service – 2008
Numerous OIG Exceptional Achievement Awards – 1989-2013


Juris Doctor — 1976
National Law Center, George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science — 1973
Northwestern University

2011 – Certified in Healthcare Compliance

Proficient in American Sign Language