Ms. Schwendinger is a Senior Counsel in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She handles cases brought under the federal False Claims Act alleging fraud against HHS grant programs and against the Medicare and Medicaid programs. She represents the OIG in the negotiation of numerous settlements with health care providers and HHS grant recipients. She collaborates extensively in these cases with a multidisciplinary team of OIG auditors and investigators and attorneys for the Department of Justice. Ms. Schwendinger is a recipient of an Inspector General Award for Advancing Excellence and Innovation for Grant and Procurement Fraud. She is an alumna of Washington University (B.A. and J.D.) and Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (M.P.A.).