Senior Assistant Attorney General, Healthcare Rights and Access
California Department of Justice
The Healthcare Rights and Access Section is charged with the
authority to implement proactive legal and policy work to
increase and protect access to quality, affordable healthcare in
the State of California. The Section is responsible for
overseeing and leading a wide-range of healthcare litigation and
investigations such as, but not limited to: defense of the
Affordable Care Act; enforcement of the Sherman and Cartwright
Acts; actions to redress violations of healthcare laws;
enforcement of statutory requirements governing pharmacy benefit
managers and prescription drug laws; prosecution of violations of
charity care; protection of civil rights related to healthcare,
including reproductive health and LGBTQ health; prosecutions of
violations of statutes and regulations regarding access to
affordable, quality healthcare for consumers; enforcement of
unlawful business practice and false advertising laws related to
healthcare; and enforcement of patient privacy and privacy
The Senior Assistant is responsible for the supervision of the Section’s litigation and advice functions, and serves as a technical expert and primary legal advisor to the Attorney General, Chief Deputy to the Attorney General, client state agencies, and the Governor’s Office of Legal Affairs on complex legal issues impacting healthcare and the People of California. The Senior Assistant develops, recommends, and implements decisions on a variety of significant healthcare policy issues, including issues that will be decided in litigation before the state and federal Supreme Courts. The Senior Assistant consults with the Chief Assistant Attorney General in the development and formulation of healthcare litigation policy and program objectives, personnel management, and employee utilization; has principal responsibility for personnel management and employee utilization within the Section, and provides direction and guidance to subordinates through the supervising deputy structure. The Senior Assistant may personally assist subordinates in complex litigation, reviews annual budget requests, and performs ongoing programmatic monitoring and reporting functions.
While the position’s location is specified as Sacramento County, the candidate selected will not be required to be headquartered in Sacramento, but will be expected to travel regularly to all of the Department’s main offices.
Please note: this position supervises attorneys and therefore it is critical that the selected candidate have active status in the California State Bar.
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=165373.