Division of Social Justice
Health Care Bureau – New York City
Assistant Attorney General
Reference No. HCB_NYC_AAG_3459
Application Deadline is July 8, 2022
The New York State Office of the Attorney General is seeking an experienced attorney to serve in its Health Care Bureau in New York City. The Health Care Bureau seeks to use the law in all its forms to find solutions to health care inequities rooted in historical, persistent, and systemic discrimination. We are looking for an attorney to help grow our health care equity and justice work on behalf of people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and low-income women and families and all those struggling to access affordable, quality health care services free from discrimination.
The Health Care Bureau is committed to protecting consumers from deceptive or illegal practices and to ensure access to health care by bringing civil prosecutions for violations of health, insurance, deceptive practice, antidiscrimination and other applicable laws. In addition, HCB brings civil cases in federal and state court to prosecute anticigarette trafficking laws and combat cigarette tax evasion, including enforcement of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). Recent litigation has included a lawsuit against Juul for allegedly engaging in unlawful marketing and advertising aimed at youth and contributing to the youth vaping epidemic, and enforcement actions to prevent youth usage of tobacco and nicotine products.
The Bureau also advocates for legislation and policy initiatives to enhance the rights of health care consumers and their ability to access quality, affordable care in New York State. The Bureau has been recognized for its enforcement work during the COVID-19 pandemic in responding to unfair billing practices and fraudulent marketing of treatment and testing products, as well as for its settlements in mental health parity. The Bureau also operates a consumer Helpline, which assists in resolution of individual consumer complaints regarding their health care plans and coverage.
The selected attorney’s primary responsibilities will be to lead investigations and enforcement actions in furtherance of our mission and will include active litigation work to hold accountable those responsible for the smoking and vaping epidemics in New York and nationally. The Health Care Bureau cases typically seek injunctive relief, restitution, costs and penalties.
Applicants must possess a minimum of three (3) years of civil litigation or other directly relevant experience. Excellent writing, analytical and organizational skills are also required. Candidates possessing experience in health advocacy, consumer protection and/or affirmative litigation and have a demonstrated commitment to public service are strongly encouraged to apply.
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.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: https://ag.ny.gov/job-postings.
To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on July 8, 2022.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
- Cover Letter
- You may address to Legal Recruitment.
- Indicate why are interested in working with the Health Care Bureau and what makes you a strong candidate.
- Writing Samples
- Please provide at least two writing samples (trial court memoranda of law are preferred) that you believe best demonstrate your legal writing and analytical abilities.
- Please upload these as one document using the field that is provided.
- 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 you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov