Brian Bewley Reacts to Announcement that Daniel Levinson Will Depart as Head of HHS-OIG

April 8, 2019
Law360

Wondering what a former HHS-OIG senior counsel has to say about the legacy of Daniel Levinson, head of HHS-OIG, upon news of his upcoming departure? Brian Bewley shared his thoughts with Law360.Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Brian Bewley spoke to Law360 about the legacy of Daniel Levinson following Levinson’s announcement that he will step down as head of the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS-OIG) after nearly 15 years in the position. Brian previously served as Senior Counsel at HHS-OIG, where he was team leader for the Boston, Miami, Dallas and San Francisco regions. Under Levinson’s leadership, HHS-OIG aggressively pursued disciplinary action against companies and executives involved in the opioid crisis and worked to assist in the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act.

“He did oversee a very productive Office of Inspector General,” Brian commented. “There was obviously quite a bit of enforcement activity, but I think that’s just simply one component of that office and what it’s done.”

The full article, “Outgoing HHS Watchdog Targeted Purdue, Paved ACA’s Path,” was published by Law360 on April 5, 2019, and is available online.