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WASHINGTON — A lobbyist with one of the nation’s largest health care practices was named chief of staff to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Lance Leggitt, who oversaw health care lobbying at Baker Donelson for 11 years, now returns to HHS, where he worked during the George W. Bush administration. Leggitt also served as White House senior health policy adviser to Bush during his second term.


But it is his work at Baker Donelson that is of particular interest to those tracking President Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists. Virtually all of Leggitt’s recent clients have interests before HHS.

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