Job Vacancies


Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jun 24, 2021

Application Deadline is August 6, 2021

The New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) is seeking an attorney with substantial prosecutorial experience to lead the Long Island Regional Office, which serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties. This position reports to the Director and Deputy of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and is based in Hauppauge. 

The scope of MFCU’s mission includes the following:

  • Working in coordination with other state, federal or local government prosecutorial agencies and utilizing the New York State Penal Law, the False Claims Act, Social Services Law §145-b, and the Executive Law to investigate, prosecute and obtain criminal and civil remedies against individuals and corporate entities responsible for improper or fraudulent Medicaid billing schemes. Many of the Unit’s matters have resulted in revenue-generation through the large-scale recovery of taxpayer money.
  • Investigating and prosecuting allegations of abuse and neglect of residents in nursing homes and other residential healthcare facilities. The importance of this work is highlighted in the OAG’s recently released report investigating allegations of COVID-19 related neglect of nursing home residents across New York State.
  • Making program integrity recommendations to ensure New York’s $70 billion Medicaid budget can continue serving over seven million New Yorkers.

Responsibilities of the Regional Director will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Managing Hauppauge’s team of 30 employees in service of the Unit’s mission, including reviewing their work and supporting their professional development;
  • Consulting and working collaboratively with the MFCU Executive team in New York City, the Chief for Civil Enforcement, the six other Regional Directors and the supervising auditors and detectives to enhance the Unit’s ability to efficiently and effectively utilize resources in support of its mission, particularly when these initiatives have a multi-region impact;
  • Overseeing investigative planning as well as leading and supervising team-based investigations of allegations of financial fraud in the healthcare industry and of abuse and neglect of residents of healthcare facilities;
  • Presenting evidence to grand juries and conducting evidentiary hearings and trials in New York State courts;
  • Reviewing charging instruments, memoranda recommending charges, plea agreements, search warrants, indictments, civil complaints, civil settlement agreements and other MFCU materials;
  • Carrying an individual docket of matters as warranted by the Region’s caseload; and
  • Serving as the Unit’s primary point of contact for interagency and community relationships in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of practice experience, including substantial grand jury and trial experience that preferably includes the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, as well as experience in town and village justice courts on Long Island. Experience with parallel criminal and civil proceedings is preferred; 
  • At least 4 years of experience supervising and leading attorneys and support staff with the demonstrated ability to foster a collegial and productive work environment;
  • Experience working with multiple agencies and partners in the community;
  • Excellent analytical, communication, writing, legal research and organizational skills;
  • Experience drafting and overseeing the execution of search and eavesdropping warrants is a plus;
  • Sound judgment with the ability to work equally well independently or as a productive team member;
  • Technology proficiency that includes a knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office applications and case management and eDiscovery platforms; and
  • Frequent travel across Long Island and New York City is required for the Unit’s investigations, court appearances and outreach.

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 attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

The annual salary for this position is $144,330. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link:  MFCU_HAU_RD/SA_3377

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on August 6, 2021.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Please note:  Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the 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.