San Diego, California

Posted Date

November 3, 2023

Contact Information

Alysia Phillips

This is an opportunity to work in the newest Division of the Department of Justice, the Division of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse (DMFEA).

A Deputy Attorney General (DAG) in DMFEA performs complex legal work investigating and litigating cases of violations of the state False Claims Act (FCA), as well as other cases involving Medi-Cal fraud (i.e., fraud by providers and other entities at the expense of Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program).



The duties of this DMFEA DAG position include:

  • developing strategic case plans
  • managing and developing investigations
  • handling discovery professionally and effectively
  • identifying and evaluating witnesses
  • performing challenging legal research in the areas of health care fraud and False Claims Act law and communicating results thereof with effective writing and oral skills
  • coordinating efforts with other states’ Attorney Generals’ offices and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in joint investigations and actions.
  • coordinates work with DMFEA paralegals and DMFEA Investigative Auditors at all stages of investigations and litigation.



  • Membership in the California State Bar
  • A minimum of 5 years of legal experience in the practice of law


  • Experience in and/or knowledge of health care fraud, the health care industry, the Medi-Cal Program, False Claims Act litigation (state or federal), and the pharmaceutical industry

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online at the following link:

The following items are required to be submitted with your application:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (completed online)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample – consisting of a dispositive motion, pretrial motion, or appellate brief