OAG – Civil Medicaid Fraud | Assistant Attorney General III-IV

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  • Job Description


Req#: 45877

Civil Medicaid Fraud (302-056-1) (302TX-056-1)
300 W. 15th St
Austin, 78701



  • The Office of the Attorney General is seeking attorneys licensed in Texas to join the agency’s Civil Medicaid Fraud Division to engage in the exciting and fulfilling work of investigating and evaluating whistleblower lawsuits filed under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. The work will include coordinating with state agencies, the federal government, and other state governments and will involve complex legal analysis of state and federal regulatory schemes as they relate to the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. The selected candidate will be expected to conduct witness interviews and utilize other methods of discovery, review data and data trends, negotiate potential settlements, monitor ongoing litigation to protect the State’s interests, and draft memoranda and case recommendations for management and Executive Administration. Work also involves limited to moderate motion practice in federal and state courts, drafting of legal briefs and preparations for court hearings. Knowledge of, or interest in, healthcare law is a plus.
  • The OAG is a dynamic state agency with over 4,000 employees throughout the State of Texas. As the State’s law firm, the OAG provides exemplary legal representation in diverse areas of law. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits (https://ers.texas.gov/Benefits-at-a-Glance) along with tremendous opportunities to do important work at a large, dynamic state agency making a positive difference in the lives of Texans. Assistant Attorneys General (AAGs) experience the challenge and honor of public service while enjoying a healthy work-life balance; hands-on legal experience; and engaging camaraderie in Austin, the scenic and lively capital of Texas.


  • Assistant Attorney General (AAG) III:
  • Initiates and conducts Civil Medicaid Fraud and related law investigations. Analyzes factual and legal issues and develops evidence for pursuit of Civil Medicaid Fraud cases, including performing legal research, conducting interviews, and directing investigator activity. Reviews data and documentation from client agencies and other resources, coordinates with the federal government and other state governments to evaluate and potentially resolve pending whistleblower lawsuits, and reports findings and analysis to management and Executive Administration.
  • Monitors pending cases in which the State has declined to intervene, preparing legal briefs independently and in coordination with other AAGs where needed to protect the State’s interests.
  • Prepares pleadings and other legal documents; prepares and negotiates settlement documents. May assist with bill review and legislative inquiries. Represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district courts.
  • Performs related work as assigned
  • Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions
  • Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule
  • Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity
  • Assistant Attorney General (AAG) IV: All of the above qualifications for AAG III PLUS:
  • Mentors and shares knowledge and experience with less tenured attorneys



  • Assistant Attorney General (AAG) III:


  • Education: Graduation from an accredited law school
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited law school
  • Two years of full-time experience as a licensed attorney
  • Licensed to practice law in Texas
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected]
  • Skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval
  • Skill in working under pressure and cooperatively with other attorneys, supervisors, investigators and support staff
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
  • Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
  • Ability to work in person at assigned OAG work location, perform all assigned tasks at designated OAG workspace within OAG work location, and perform in-person work with coworkers (e.g., collaborating, training, mentoring) for the entirety of every work week (unless on approved leave)
  • Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
  • Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
  • Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 20%
  • Assistant Attorney General (AAG) IV – All the above qualifications for an AAG III, PLUS:


  • One additional year of full-time experience as a licensed attorney


  • Experience: Working on complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts.
  • Experience: Summation, Concordance, Relativity or Clearwell legal review software.
  • Experience: Conducting legal analysis involving complex statutory and regulatory schemes at the state and federal levels, including applying legal analysis to fact situations and making recommendations.
  • Knowledge of law, legal principles, and practices relevant to Civil Medicaid Fraud statutes.
  • Knowledge of Texas Rules of Civil procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence.

    To apply for a job with the OAG, electronic applications can be submitted through either CAPPS Recruit or Work in Texas. A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered, and paper applications are not accepted. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf


  • About the company


Texas is a state in the South Central region of the United States.