The incumbent will be responsible for the investigation and litigation of criminal HEALTH CARE FRAUD matters.
The Experienced Attorney:
Conducts trials of the most complex cases. Confers with the Section Chief and/or the Assistant Attorney General to recommend and determine the policy of the Department in related litigation. Formulates the theory of the Government's cases, determines applicable statutes to a given statement of facts, selects and examines witnesses, plans trial strategy and appropriate techniques, and prepares briefs, motions, etc., associated with trials and other judicial proceedings and hearings.
Makes recommendations as to whether review should be sought in the Supreme Court, courts of appeals, and district courts.
Advises and renders assistance to U.S. Attorneys in the preparation, critical examination and review of pleadings and in preparation of trial briefs. Evaluates reports of investigation and memoranda from U.S. Attorneys to determine whether litigation is warranted, and whether proposed settlements are in the government's interest. Gives advice and instructions to U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy.
Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with senior officials of States, counties and cities throughout the country and lawyers and high level officials of some of the largest corporations in the United States. Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.
Advises and consults with the Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Section Chief, et al., reporting on the status of all cases and matters related to civil/criminal remedies in the enforcement or the defense of statutes within his/her assigned area of litigation.
Serves as an expert, providing advice and policy determinations in matters involving the planning, discussion and coordination of the activities related to the litigation of cases. Oversees the preparation and litigation assignments of lower graded attorneys, paralegals and clerical personnel.