Heidi Wendel, of counsel to the firm
Heidi Wendel is one of the legends of False Claims Act enforcement in New York. She served as Chief of the Civil Frauds Unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and previously as the Healthcare Fraud Coordinator. She also served for three years as Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the New York State Attorney General.
In these positions, Heidi supervised or personally handled many important cases, including kickback and off-label cases against Novartis and other pharmaceutical companies, Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases against hospitals and other providers, prosecutions of home healthcare companies, as well as fraud cases against construction companies, grant recipients, educational institutions and banks.
After leaving the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2013, Heidi was a partner at Jones Day until her resignation in January. In 2017, Heidi will be splitting her time between Willens & Scarvalone LLP and her own firm, the Law Office of Heidi A. Wendel PLLC.