Organization

Washington State Attorney General's Office
Seattle, Washington

Posted Date

December 9, 2020

Division

Medicaid Fraud Control Division

Contact Information

Larissa Payne
360-586-8880

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division seeks a PROSECUTOR/LITIGATOR to investigate, prosecute and litigate Medicaid provider fraud as well as abuse and neglect of persons in residential facilities using a full array of civil and criminal remedies. 

The work of the Medicaid Fraud Control Division (MFC) focuses on both civil and criminal law enforcement. The federally funded and mandated MFC’s mission is deterring provider fraud as well as abuse and neglect in residential facilities.  MFC is unique in that it involves protecting not only the Medicaid program of roughly 13 billion dollars per annum, but also its most vulnerable persons, typically elderly nursing home patients.  MFC cases are consistently on the cutting edge of legal theories and issues.  The cases range from single provider home health fraud, abuse and neglect of persons in nursing homes, large scale organized individual and corporate fraudulent activity to national whistleblower actions.  Our staff is a highly professional, fun and seasoned analytical investigative team.  MFC is unique in that all cases are typically assigned an attorney, investigator and data analyst.  This, and the great people who make up the unit, gives MFC a particularly terrific team atmosphere.

This Assistant Attorney General position is part of the MFC Civil Team, which affirmatively litigates against companies, organizations, and individuals who defraud the State Medicaid fund in violation of the Washington State False Claims Act, Chapter 74.66 RCW.  All AAGs in MFC must manage a robust caseload, including directing investigations, assessing evidence, and resolving cases through litigation or negotiation.   Attorneys must work with a sense of urgency and take the initiative to keep their cases moving toward resolution.  The successful candidate for this position will be highly motivated and have a strong desire to enforce the law and the demonstrated ability to work with a team.

This position also has the opportunity to collaborate with the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units through working on national cases, specialized training and an unparalleled investigative and litigation support network. MFC AAGs routinely bring cases in state court and investigate the same with our federal counterparts in particular, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Customs, as well as local law enforcement and state administrative agencies.

If you enjoy working in a team setting, complex puzzle solving and being on the cutting edge of law, this is the place and opportunity for you.

Qualifications

The selected candidate must have:

  • Trial and litigation experience;
  • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent writing and work ethic;
  • The ability to foster a collegial work environment.

In addition, the selected candidate preferably will have:

  • At least seven years’ experience in criminal and civil white collar/ fraud prosecution.
  • Experience with financial crimes and/or abuse cases.

Applicants must have graduated from a law school accredited by the ABA or completed the WSBA’s Rule 6 Law Clerk Program and be licensed to practice law in Washington state. The AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant’s background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people.

Application Process

In addition to the on-line application, one must upload, via the system, preferably as PDFs:

  • A letter of interest;
  • Resume;
  • Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and
  • Writing sample.

About the Organization

If you have questions about this position and/or wish to learn more about it before applying, we encourage and welcome you to contact MFC Director Larissa Payne at 360-586-8880 or MFC Civil Section Chief Matthew Kuehn at 360-956-7926.  The deadline to apply is January 4, 2021.