Eric D. Hargan is a shareholder in GreenbergTraurig’s Chicago office in the Health and FDA Business department, where he focuses his practice on transactions, health care regulations and government relations. He represents investors, companies and individuals in healthcare investments and issues across the entire sector.
Previously, Mr. Hargan served in the position of Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also served as Regulatory Policy Officer of the Department, overseeing the development and approval of all HHS, CMS and FDA regulations and significant guidances. Before this role, he served at HHS as Deputy General Counsel of the Department. Most recently, he was tapped by Governor Bruce Rauner (R-IL) to serve during transition as lead co-chair for Gov. Rauner’s Healthcare and Human Services committee after his election in 2014.
Mr. Hargan is also a professor at Loyola Law School in Chicago, teaching in the area of administrative law and healthcare regulations. He has spoken widely and been published both in the United States and overseas on health-related topics, including Medicare and Medicaid reform, health law, medical device regulation, food safety, vaccines, quarantine, public health preparedness and pandemic influenza. He was a member of the U.S. government team at the inaugural U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing in 2006, worked with the Ministry of Health of Japan on food safety and importation issues around BSE and other issues in 2006-2007, worked with the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control to further biosecurity in developing nations and initiated and led the departmental group that developed the first responses to international food safety and importation issues in 2007.
Mr. Hargan has also served as an expert witness on issues involving the federal physician self-referral and anti-kickback statutes.
He received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where he was Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He also received a Certificate in International Law from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia University.