Virginia Grebasch was appointed Senior Counsel, FOIA and Privacy Act Officer in 2019. She provides comprehensive legal advice to the Inspector General and senior leadership, serves as the Whistleblower Protection Coordinator, and serves as the primary liaison to Congressional staff.
Prior to joining the Office of Inspector General, Ms. Grebasch served for four years as a Senior Assistant Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), where she provided legal advice to the Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Travel and Transportation, the Office of Governmentwide Policy, and the Office of Emergency Response and Recovery. In addition, Ms. Grebasch represented GSA in bid protests of major contracts before the Government Accountability Office. From 1991 to 2008 Ms. Grebasch served in GSA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), first as an Assistant Counsel and then, from 1996 through 2007, as the Deputy Counsel. In that capacity she provided legal advice to the OIG and assisted the Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch in pursuing cases that resulted in tens of millions of dollars in settlements under the civil False Claims Act.
Ms. Grebasch began her career with five years of active duty service in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. After leaving active duty, she affiliated with the Navy Reserve, where she holds the rank of Captain, has commanded three units, and continues to serve. Ms. Grebasch holds a B.S. in Biology from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and a J.D. from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.