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Claire Schenk


St. Louis
314 552 6462 direct

Claire advocates for clients in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, False Claims Act litigation and other complex white-collar civil litigation.

Drawing upon her 14-year history with the Department of Justice and service as a Civil Chief, Claire represents and advises health care providers, registrants under the Controlled Substances Act and government contractors. Claire enjoys guiding physician groups, hospitals, pharmaceutical groups and others through the maze of complex and overlapping government regulatory schemes and assisting with the resolution of compliance concerns.

Claire currently serves as the court-appointed Receiver for the Acartha Group entities in litigation instituted by the SEC in the Eastern District of Missouri. Claire has handled federal equity Receivership work for Small Business Investment Companies throughout her career.

Claire has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, since 2014.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Claire Schenk and Scott Lane publish "False Claims Act Whistleblowers in the Year 2011: Perils, Pitfalls, and Profits"


Government Contracts Update 2011


Why health care entities should pay attention to the Federal Priority Act

The government gets paid first: The surprising reach of the Federal Priority Act


"Recent Developments on Damages and Penalties";
10th National Institute on the Civil False Claims Act and Qui Tam Enforcement, June 2014

"The Heat is On";
Missouri Bar Health and Hospital Law Subcommittee, May 2010

"Government Investigations and Compliance";
Illinois State Bar Healthcare Subcommittee, April 2009

"How to Prevent the FBI from Knocking on Your Door";
Joseph Flynn Lectureship, January 2009

"The 2009 Office of Inspector General Work Plan";
American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management, December 2008

"An Insider's Perspective On Health Care Investigations (Internal Investigations, Voluntary Disclosure and the Civil False Claims Act)";
Thompson Coburn, September 2008

"The Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008, The Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act";
Missouri Association of Homes For The Aged, August 2008

"Can Your Joint Venture Survive The Scrutiny Of A Government Investigation?";
American Bar Association, National Institute on Health Care Fraud, May 2008

"Insights and Updates Regarding the Civil False Claims Act";
Thompson Coburn, May 2008

"Health Care Fraud and False Claims Act litigation";
Corporate training

"Fraud and Compliance Forum";
American Health Lawyers Association, October 2005

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regional Training;
April 2005

National and local fraud training sessions;
United States Department of Justice

"Bio-Terrorism and Forensic Epidemiology Seminar";
December 2003

Workers’ Compensation Fraud Training;
United States Postal Service, May 2002

"Trial Practice" demonstration;
Keynote Presentation, ABA National Institute on Health Care Fraud, June 2001

Department of Justice Statistical Sampling Training;
December 2000

American Association of Professional Coders;
December 2000