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ProfileAssistant Attorney General III-V Duties: The candidate represents the MFCU and assists district attorney offices to prosecute criminal cases across the state. Performs complex attorney work. Work involves assisting with health care fraud investigations as well as crimes against residents of long term healthcare facilities; preparing and prosecuting jury trials in state court; interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to state prosecutors; representing the State's interest in criminal matters involving Medicaid; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions. Prepares and presents complex criminal cases involving state Medicaid laws and regulations, pursuant to the Code of Criminal Procedure. Prepares legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions, and other legal documents. Prepares all phases of criminal prosecution from investigation, including the preparation of cases for trial, jury and court trial, and appellate process when necessary. Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery. Performs legal research and investigations, and reports findings and conclusions. Advises clients and management on factual and legal issues. Assists investigators and auditors in investigations. May train less experienced staff. Provides excellent customer service. Uses personal vehicle for business-related travel with reimbursement. Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions. Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule and in accordance with agency leave policy. Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information. Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity. Performs related work as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications for Assistant Attorney General (AAG) III: Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree. Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. 2 years of full-time experience as a licensed attorney. Knowledge of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit such as the Texas Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Health and Safety Code. Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 20%. Criminal prosecution experience and ability to perform as lead counsel for the state, including grand jury appearance and plea negotiation experience.
Qualifications for Assistant Attorney General (AAG) IV: All the above qualifications for an AAG III and 1 additional year full-time experience as a licensed attorney.
Qualifications for Assistant Attorney General (AAG) V: All the above qualifications for an AAG IV and 2 additional years full-time experience as a licensed attorney.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in white collar crime, health care contracts, or business or finance law. Two years prosecution experience in federal or state court. Two years active trial experience. Board certified in criminal or administrative law.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-0415
Texas Office of the Attorney General
10777 Northwest Fwy,
Houston, TX 77092