Faculty Profile: Gregory Demske

Gregory DemskeU.S. Department of Health and Human Services , Work Phone: () -Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (1)
  • 30th Annual Health Law Forum

Since 2012, Gregory E. Demske has served as Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG).Mr. Demske leads the 90-person HHS Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG). OCIG provides all legal services to HHS OIG, including advice on audits, investigations, evaluations, and OIG operations; representation of OIG in civil and administrative fraud enforcement; and issuance of guidance to the healthcare industry. Mr. Demske oversees all OIG internal legal advice, coordination with the Department of Justice on False Claims Act cases involving HHS, OIG’s civil money penalty and program exclusion enforcement, negotiation and monitoring of corporate integrity agreements, and industry guidance on the anti-kickback statute and other OIG enforcement authorities. Mr. Demske has served in a variety of management and staff positions in the OIG counsel’s office since 1990. These include Assistant Inspector General for Legal Affairs, Branch Chief for the Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch, Branch Chief for the Administrative Litigation Branch, Deputy Branch Chief for the Civil Recoveries Branch, and Senior Counsel. He also served as a special assistant U.S. attorney on detail to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Mr. Demske received a bachelor’s degree in Business from Miami University and a law degree from Ohio State University. He has received the Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention and the HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service.