Hauppauge, New York

Posted Date

September 28, 2022

Contact Information

Legal Recruitment
recruitment@ag.ny.gov

Division of Criminal Justice

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit – Hauppauge (Suffolk County)

Special Assistant Attorney General

Reference No. MFCU_SAAG_HAU_3512

Application Deadline is November 11, 2022

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is seeking an attorney with experience prosecuting and/or investigating complex financial wrongdoing to serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General in its Hauppauge office on Long Island.

Improper and fraudulent use of Medicaid funds can impact access to critical healthcare services for low-income New Yorkers and costs taxpayers millions of dollars annually. MFCU uses the New York State Penal Law, the False Claims Act, Social Services Law §145-b, the Executive Law and other New York laws, to bring civil actions and criminal proceedings to prosecute individuals and companies who are responsible for these improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes. Many of the Unit’s investigations are conducted in coordination with other state, federal or local government and prosecutorial agencies, and have resulted in revenue generation through the large-scale recovery of taxpayer money.

Additionally, MFCU works to safeguard elderly and disabled New Yorkers by investigating reports of abuse and neglect at nursing homes and other residential health care facilities in the state. The importance of this work is highlighted in the OAG’s report investigating allegations of COVID-19-related neglect of nursing home residents across New York State.

The selected attorney will lead collaborative, team-based investigations with MFCU’s forensic accountants/auditors, detectives and analysts to identify and prosecute financial fraud in the healthcare industry and abuse and neglect of residents of healthcare facilities, present evidence to grand juries, and conduct evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts. Several matters that highlight MFCU’s important work include the indictment of a Long Island physician for defrauding Medicaid and subjecting patients to invasive and unnecessary testing, the prosecution and convictions of persons involved in a homicide and cover-up at a nursing home in Suffolk County and the conviction of former fugitive dentist for Medicaid Fraud.

Suitable candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum of four (4) years of practice experience, including grand jury, trial and/or substantial complex business litigation practice that must include criminal practice experience and preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes;
  • Excellent analytical, writing, communication and organizational skills;
  • Experience drafting and overseeing the execution of search and eavesdropping warrants is a plus;
  • The ability to articulate the critical issues in a case accurately and precisely;
  • Strong research and interpersonal skills;
  • Good judgment with the ability to work independently and as a productive team member fostering supportive, respectful and collaborative relationships with the Unit’s professional and support staff; and
  • Comfort with and proficiency using technology to complete legal work, including knowledge of and experience with various computer software programs and case management and electronic discovery platforms.

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. To learn more about Assistant Attorney General compensation, please click here. 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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov.

Application Process

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 November 11, 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 a position with MFCU and what makes you a strong candidate.
  • Resume
  • Writing Samples
  • 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 recruitment@ag.ny.gov or phone at 212-416-8080. For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: ag.ny.gov