Minimum Qualifications Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:
• A minimum of four (4) years of practice experience, including substantial experience conducting pre-filing investigations and discovery;
• Excellent legal research and writing abilities;
• Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
• The ability to articulate the critical issues in a case accurately and precisely;
• Good judgment with the ability to work independently and as a productive team member fostering supportive, respectful and collaborative relationships with the Unit’s professional and support staff;
• Technology proficiency that preferably includes knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office applications, case management software and eDiscovery platforms; and
• Prior trial experience is a plus but is not required.
Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that OAG attorneys be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.
Duties Description The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is seeking an experienced litigator to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General in its Civil Enforcement Division, which is based primarily in the Unit’s New York City office. The selected candidate will lead complex civil fraud investigations in the healthcare industry and handle asset forfeiture actions and other matters involving civil remedies. The Civil Enforcement Division will consider applications from attorneys with prosecutorial experience who are seeking to expand their range of skills.
Utilizing various state laws, including the New York State False Claims Act, Social Services Law §145-b, and the Executive Law, the Unit brings civil actions and criminal proceedings to successfully prosecute individuals and companies who are responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes. Many of the Unit’s investigations are conducted in coordination with other state, federal or local government and prosecutorial agencies, and have resulted in revenue generation through the large-scale recovery of taxpayer money. Several recent matters that highlight MFCU’s important work include the recovery of $26.8 Million from drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt; the recovery of nearly $7 Million from home health agencies for cheating workers and Medicaid fraud; and the delivery of $22.7 Million for busting a pharmaceutical company for its kickback scheme.
Additionally, MFCU works to safeguard elderly and disabled New Yorkers by investigating reports of abuse and neglect at nursing homes and other residential health care facilities in the state. The importance of this work is highlighted in the OAG’s report investigating allegations of COVID-19-related neglect of nursing home residents across New York State.
Additional Comments As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State through a wide variety of occupations. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. Additionally, the OAG offers a robust Workplace Flexibilities Program with multiple options for employees, including telecommuting (up to two days per week) and alternative work schedules.
Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be required to provide regular negative COVID-19 PCR test results at a frequency determined by the agency. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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Notes on ApplyingApplications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website, www.ag.ny.gov, Resources/Job Opportunities - Attorney Positions. Reference No. MFCU_NYC_SAAG/CED_3511
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why you are interested in a position with MFCU and what makes you a strong candidate.
• Writing Sample
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
? Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.
If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov