The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey is comprised of 130 attorneys located in
three offices: Newark, Trenton and Camden. The USAO has jurisdiction and responsibility over a broad
range of subject matter areas, all of which involve advancing the multi-varied criminal and civil legal
interests of the Federal government.
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey is seeking an experienced attorney to
serve in the Health Care & Government Fraud Unit handling affirmative civil health care fraud cases.
The Health Care & Government Fraud Unit's cases and matters vary in scope and complexity, but
characteristically involve difficult and complex factual and legal issues giving rise to civil claims by the
government against individual and corporate health care providers for committing fraud and abuse in health
care, including under the False Claims Act. The selected AUSA will handle all aspects of the investigation
and litigation of health care fraud matters, including analyzing the law and relevant facts to develop and
implement effective strategies for all proceedings.
The Health Care & Government Fraud Unit handles both civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions
involving health care fraud and abuse. Many investigations are conducted in parallel - civil and criminal -
requiring AUSAs to work well together, as well as with supervisors, support staff, and other participants in
investigations and litigation, including law enforcement agents and witnesses, as well as Department of
Justice colleagues from the Commercial Litigation Branch. Many cases handled by the Unit are brought
through qui tams, requiring AUSAs to work with relators and their counsel.
Civil AUSAs must serve as effective and dedicated advocates for the government's interests, timely and
efficiently pursue the just resolution of their assigned cases, and make sound and legally supportable
decisions toward those ends. They must possess the foresight and organizational and legal skills needed to
manage a large and diverse caseload that involves lengthy and difficult investigation and litigation. They
must have strong legal research skills, be able to produce high quality written work even under short
deadlines, and be persuasive oral advocates both in court and in settlement discussions. They must be
comfortable with data analysis and research. Newly-hired civil health care fraud AUSAs are expected to
quickly develop subject matter expertise in health care fraud and the False Claims Act.
Applicants for an AUSA position must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of at least one bar
(any jurisdiction), and have at least two years post - J.D. legal experience.
Applications must be received for this vacancy through July 25, 2018. Applicants are evaluated by the
Hiring Committee on the basis of such factors as academic performance, trial experience, research and
writing ability, oral communication skills, and other legal and community service and experience. An
application package for a position with this Office should include a letter of application, resume, and legal
writing sample. The writing sample selected for submission should be the applicant's exclusive work
product. If the writing sample was edited, or if there were other contributors, applicants are expected to
identify those portions of the writing sample not exclusively their own work product and the extent of editing
done by others.
Individuals interested in applying for this Assistant United States Attorney position should email
their resume and other documents by 7/25/2018 to USANJ.HRApplications@usdoj.gov
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