San Francisco or Sacramento, California

Posted Date

April 4, 2024

Contact Information

Alysia Phillips

This position is located in the Public Rights Division, Corporate Fraud Section, False Claims Unit and may be filled in Sacramento or San Francisco.

The False Claims Unit of the Corporate Fraud Section investigates and litigates violations of the False Claims Act (Government Code section 12650 et seq.). False Claims cases often involve complex litigation in which large amounts are at stake.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting investigations;
  • Litigating cases before state and federal trial courts;
  • Preparing and responding to discovery requests and taking depositions;
  • Preparing appellate briefs and arguing in appellate courts;
  • Working cooperatively and effectively in teams of attorneys, auditors, analysts, and experts;
  • Performing a variety of legal and other research;
  • Drafting settlements and distribution plans;
  • Working on joint investigations and actions with federal and local government attorneys and attorneys general in other states.

We value having a team diverse in viewpoints, and life experiences, because it enhances the quality of our legal work.

The False Claims Unit supports telecommuting depending on operational needs. Employees are expected to be able to report to their worksite with minimal notification if an urgent need arises. Travel and in-person attendance may be required for trials, court appearances, witness interviews, depositions, and operationally as needed.

Salary Ranges (Monthly):

  • DAG (0-5 years of legal experience) $7,737.00 – $11,173.00
  • DAG III (5+ years of legal experience) $10,536.00 – $13,526.00
  • DAG IV (6+ years of legal experience) $11,644.00 – $14,954.00

Benefits of working for the State of California:

  • Work-life balance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible paid leave options
  • Consistent wage increases
  • Pension retirement
  • Job Stability
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • And more!


All applicants must reside in California and be members in good standing of the California State Bar.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of civil procedure and evidence, litigation skills, and ability to perform detailed research and writing;
  • Interest and/or experience in investigations, including complex and/or technical investigations;
  • Initiative and ability to work under significant time pressure when necessary;
  • Experience in complex litigation and the management of discovery documents in an electronic database is also useful but not required.

Application Process

If interested, please follow the link to your preferred city below to apply by 4/25/2024 by 11:59pm Pacific.

San Francisco:


In your application package, please include:

  • State Employment Application (completed online)
  • Resume