March 16, 2017: Eric D. Hargan was nominated as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by President Trump on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Hargan, of Illinois, is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP at the firm’s Health and FDA Business Practice, which is based in Chicago. Hargan was previously the HHS Deputy General Counsel from 2003 to 2007, and he also previously worked as the HHS Principal Associate Deputy Secretary and Acting Deputy Secretary. In 2014 and 2015, Hargan was the co-chairman and convener of the Healthcare and Human Services Transition Committee for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. Hargan received his law degree from the Columbia University Law School.