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  • Ohio State University, B.A. in Sociology
  • Ohio University, M.A. in Political Science & Public Administration

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “How the Feds Catch the Frauds: From Whistleblowers to Data Mining,” Pinnacle Conference, July 2018
  • “Building Your Qui Tam Case Effectively,” 15th Annual Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund Conference, Nov. 2015

Jay’s work resulted in significant criminal and civil prosecutions of defense procurement, healthcare, counter-proliferation/arms trafficking crimes and environmental crimes.

Jay Strauch


Jay Strauch joined Morgan Verkamp in September 2014 following a 35-year career with federal and state law enforcement. At Morgan Verkamp, Jay assesses, investigates, and develops prospective cases involving healthcare, procurement, and SEC frauds. His in-depth government experience and analytical investigative skills help to position Morgan Verkamp’s whistleblower cases for the best possible outcomes.

Jay’s law enforcement career began at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, where he first worked as an investigator in the Consumer Frauds and Crimes Division. In that Division, he handled all manner of fraud investigations involving consumer transactions. Jay then moved to the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, where he was a Special Agent (and later a Special Agent Supervisor) handling environmental crimes investigations.

After ten years with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Jay joined the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) as a Special Agent. During his 25 years with DCIS, Jay specialized in complex white-collar criminal investigations. His work resulted in significant criminal and civil prosecutions of defense procurement, healthcare, and consumer fraud schemes, counter-proliferation/arms trafficking crimes, and environmental crimes. For five years, Jay was also assigned to the U.S. Attorney Health Care Fraud Task Force for the Southern District of Ohio. As part of that assignment, he led numerous health care fraud investigations that resulted in multiple convictions and the recovery of over $175 million in civil fines, criminal restitution, and forfeiture.

In acknowledgment of his civil false claims work, Jay was recognized as Health Care Fraud Investigator of the Year by the National Health Care Fraud Anti-Fraud Association and received multiple awards for investigative excellence from the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. In addition, he has been awarded multiple Department of Defense Inspector General service awards, including the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, which is the highest civilian award given to career Inspector General employees. In 2012, Jay was also recognized as the DCIS Headquarters Program Manager of the Year.

Something You May Not Know About Me

You may not know that I have the photography bug. Where ever and whenever I have the chance to deploy my Nikon to capture people and places, I make the most of those opportunities. I’m especially fond of islands, small towns, and countryside locations.