A partner in the white collar criminal defense and FDA/healthcare practice groups, Kirk Ogrosky defends business entities and individuals in government investigations, prosecutions, qui tam litigation, and trials.
A trial lawyer and litigator, Kirk is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA with clients noting his "exceptional work" and "great judgment." He was named one of Washington's Super Lawyers for white collar criminal defense, and has been awarded the highest peer review rating by Martindale (AV). In 2013, he was named a Life Sciences Star by LMG for his outstanding work. And, he has been described by his peers as "one of the premier healthcare experts in the United States." In 2009, Congressional Quarterly wrote that Kirk "turned conventional white collar prosecution on its head" in the world of healthcare fraud. Kirk represents clients in False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act cases. In his last fifteen federal trials, juries have reached verdicts in his favor on every count.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, Kirk served as deputy chief of the Fraud Section within the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and is recognized as the key architect behind DOJ's modern criminal health care fraud enforcement programs. At the Fraud Section, Kirk was responsible for overseeing healthcare investigations and prosecutions, and for supervising teams of federal prosecutors with respect to a wide variety of crimes including FCPA violations, securities fraud, money laundering, and mail and wire fraud. Kirk also had significant policy responsibilities including serving on committees of the President's Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT).
In 2007, Kirk created the Medicare Fraud Strike Force (MFSF) in partnership with the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. To date, the MFSF program has brought more than 1,500 prosecutions related to Medicare claims in excess of $5 billion. Kirk served for over five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Florida, and two years as an Assistant Attorney General in Kentucky. He clerked for the Honorable Patricia A. Seitz in the United States District Court in the Southern District of Florida.
Kirk has spoken frequently as a faculty member, panelist and keynote speaker at numerous health care fraud and abuse programs. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University where he teaches healthcare fraud and abuse.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2012-2013 for Healthcare (DC)
HHS OIG's Exceptional Achievement and Prosecutive Leadership Awards, 2010.
US Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, 2008.
LMG Guide, Life Science Star 2012-2013
Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2012 for Criminal Defense: White Collar
HHS OIG’s Integrity and Cooperative Achievement Awards, 2008.
US Assistant Attorney General's Award for Special Initiative, 2007.
US Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant US Attorney, 2003.
Member, BNA Health Care Fraud Report Advisory Board