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Gregory E. Demske

Goodwin Proctor LLP

Greg Demske is a partner in Goodwin’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution (CL&DR) and Healthcare practices. He provides strategic compliance counseling for healthcare and life sciences companies. Greg helps clients achieve their business goals while reducing risks under the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, and other fraud and abuse authorities in business arrangements and transactions. 


He advises on developing and operating compliance programs, requesting advisory opinions, anticipating and addressing compliance issues, submitting voluntary disclosures, and responding to government investigations and enforcement actions.


Prior to joining Goodwin, Greg served as Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he led the provision of all legal services and advice for the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG).


For more than 30 years, Greg helped lead the government’s health care fraud enforcement and compliance efforts. Greg shaped OIG’s overall enforcement and guidance strategies and decided or influenced OIG’s approach in most major cases and issues. He also led OIG’s coordination with the Department of Justice on FCA cases related to Medicare, Medicaid, and other HHS programs. Before assuming leadership roles, Greg was the OIG attorney on hundreds of FCA cases and dozens of CIAs, including

Columbia/HCA ($1.7 billion settlements),

Fresenius ($486 million settlement), and Beverly Enterprises ($175 million
settlement), and litigated CMP cases before administrative law judges. During his OIG career, Greg served on details as a Special Assistant US Attorney at the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and later as HHS Acting Principal Deputy
Inspector General.