Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for over a decade. A lawyer and a certified fraud examiner, Mr. Levinson leads an independent and objective organization of 1,500 auditors, evaluators, investigators, and lawyers who oversee the integrity and efficiency of the Nation’s one trillion dollar annual investment in Federal health and human services programs, including those administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, and National Institutes of Health. Mr. Levinson also holds several interagency oversight positions, including appointment by President Obama in 2011 to serve on the Government Accountability and Transparency Board.
After seven years in an appellate and regulatory practice at a Washington DC law firm, Mr. Levinson entered public service as Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He thereafter served as General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 1986, he was appointed by President Reagan to be Chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, a bipartisan, quasi-judicial agency that adjudicates Federal civilian personnel appeals. He was later appointed by President George W. Bush to be Inspector General of the U.S. General Services Administration beginning in 2001 and of HHS beginning in 2005.
Mr. Levinson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California and earned his law degree from Georgetown University, where he served as Notes and Comments Editor of The American Criminal Law Review.