Anchorage, Alaska

Posted Date

March 12, 2024

Contact Information

James Fayette

The Alaska Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions, is recruiting for an Assistant Attorney General to serve in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). This position is located in Anchorage, Alaska.

The MFCU is a federally mandated and funded investigative and prosecutorial unit consisting of three attorneys, six criminal investigators with partial commissions, a forensic accountant, a paralegal, and a law office assistant.  The mission of the unit is to investigate and criminally or civilly prosecute fraud by health care providers, health care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacies and other providers that illegally divert Medicaid funds, and abuse or neglect in Medicaid funded facilities or among Medicaid recipients.


Attorneys are responsible for supervising health care fraud investigations; criminal, civil and administrative litigation; providing advice to partner agencies; and drafting legislation and regulations.  Health care fraud cases involve complex white-collar crime and may be prosecuted through either criminal prosecution or civil litigation.  This is a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced attorney to handle high profile multi-million-dollar cases involving health care issues on the national level.

Other responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to: the participation as a member of a multidisciplinary team to review and investigate allegations of Medicaid fraud for purposes of criminal prosecution and/or compliance with Alaska’s Medicaid False Claims Act; filing criminal charges and/or civil False Medicaid Claims Actions against providers; contributing to multi-state investigations and litigation of qui tam cases against national providers; and collaborating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate and litigate criminal and civil Medicaid fraud cases.


The ideal candidate will possess several years of experience working as a criminal prosecutor, as a civil litigator or both, be highly self-motivated, creative in thinking about litigation, and be willing to aggressively charge health care fraud cases. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with document intensive civil and/or criminal investigations and complex litigation generally.

Application Process

Individuals who would like more information about this position may contact Assistant Attorney General, James Fayette at

Candidates must submit:

  1. A resume that includes a complete history of education and professional work experience.
  2. At least three professional employment references.
  3. A professional writing sample.
  4. A cover letter which includes the position of interest.

Preferably applications may be submitted electronically to:

or via hard copy to:

Department of Law
Criminal Division Central Office
P.O. Box 110300
Juneau, AK 99811-0300

Further information about this position and other opportunities at the Alaska Department of Law may be found at: