Salary: $9,463.00 - $12,140.00 per Month
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 developments at the federal and state level in healthcare, which can or have adversely impacted California.
The Healthcare Rights and Access Section serves as the lead in proactive healthcare-related work involving antitrust, consumer protection, and other competition matters, 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, consolidation in healthcare markets, violations of antitrust and
consumer protection laws in the healthcare context, healthcare privacy and healthcare civil rights, such as reproductive rights and LGBTQ healthcare-related rights.
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 on all antitrust and consumer protection matter relating to healthcare, 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 Deputy to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General.