Eric D. Hargan
Title/s: Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Specialty Area: Health Law
External Webpage: http://www.gtlaw.com/People/EricDHargan
Eric D. Hargan is a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, health care regulations and government relations.
Previously, Eric 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. At HHS, as Deputy Secretary, Eric oversaw all operations, including Medicare, Medicaid, the regulation of food, drugs and medical devices, public health, welfare programs, medical research and other activities.
Eric 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; worked with the Ministry of Health of Japan on food safety and importation issues; 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.
Eric has also served as an expert witness on issues involving the federal physician self-referral and anti-kickback statutes.
BA, cum laude, Philosophy, Harvard University
JD, Columbia University Law School