Healthcare Rights and Access Deputy Attorney General
California Department of Justice
The California Department of Justice is responsible for
protecting and serving the People and interests of California.
Among other things, we represent the People of California in
civil and criminal matters before trial courts, intermediate
appellate courts, and Supreme Courts of California and the United
States, and serve as legal counsel to state officers, and most
state agencies. Highlighting the importance of these functions
are recent changes at the federal level, which have adversely
The Healthcare Rights and Access Section serves as the lead in proactive healthcare work, representing the Attorney General in his independent capacity and coordinating this work with others in the Department of Justice, including the Solicitor General’s Office, and other legal sections in the Public Rights and Civil Law Divisions. The Attorney General’s Healthcare Rights and Access Section has comprehensive authority to work on any matters, including investigations, litigation and legislation, that will increase and protect the affordability, accessibility, and quality of healthcare in the State of California. The Section is responsible for overseeing and leading all work in the areas of consumer healthcare rights, including healthcare and prescription drug marketing, nonprofit healthcare transactions, violations of antitrust laws in the healthcare context, healthcare privacy and healthcare civil rights, such as reproductive rights and LGBTQ healthcare-related rights. Currently, the Healthcare Rights and Access Section is monitoring and defending against federal efforts that undermine the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Women’s and LGBTQ health rights, and other attempts to rollback progress made to instill and protect healthcare as a right for all Californians.
The Deputy Attorneys General (DAGs) serve as attorneys in the Healthcare Rights and Access Section, working on a team that leads proactive healthcare work in the Attorney General’s Office, including difficult and complex legal work related to investigations, trials, writs, and appeals, which require the highest level of independent judgment. They may also coordinate and facilitate communications with other state Attorney General’s Offices and other federal and state government agencies working on similar issues. DAGs work under the direction of the Supervising Deputy Attorney General, the Senior Assistant Attorney General, the Chief Assistant Attorney General of the Public Rights Division, the Chief of Legal Affairs, the Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General.
DAGs also handle general administrative matters; ensure maintenance of case information in the Department’s case management system, including correspondence, reports, pleadings, decisions, and significant emails; and ensure that case milestones are up-to-date.
In order to formally apply you’ll need to submit your application through the following link: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=164544
If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact DOJ’s Senior Legal Recruiter, Hamid Formoli at firstname.lastname@example.org