Health Law Attorneys
The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division, has immediate openings for senior staff attorneys in the Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD offices. CMS Division senior staff attorneys provide a broad range of legal services for several of HHS's grand and public benefit programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and select programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). These positions are in our program Review and Litigation Groups. Attorneys in the Program Review Group work closely with the Department and client agencies to advise on the legality of and the legal risk associated with policies, regulations, guidance documents, and significant correspondence. Program review attorneys advise CMS and HHS on a wide range of subjects including Medicare payment, Medicaid 1115 demonstrations, and PPACA programs, including Innovation Center models. Litigation attorneys will defend CMS in federal court litigation, including both direct representation and representation in support of the Department of Justice. Our litigation caseload spans a broad range of complex topics, including high profile Medicare payment and coverage matters, and defense of Medicaid regulations, 1115 demonstrations and PPACA regulations and policies. Ideal candidates will have strong academic credentials, significant regulatory and administrative law experience, and superb writing skills. Ideal candidates for the Litigation Group will also have at least four years' litigation experience, as well as familiarity with the APA. Ideal candidates for the Program Review Group positions will also have at least four years' experience, including significant familiarity with the APA. Experience with Medicaid issues is a plus. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, 2 legal writing samples, and law school transcript (if less than 10 years of legal experience) by email to Don.Parker@hhs.gov. In your cover letter, please specify which group (Litigation or Program Review) you are applying for. You must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar in one of the highest courts of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates. Applications must be received by COB May 18, 2018. We will interview and make hiring decisions on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.