Charles Clapton Joins Hogan Lovells’ Health Practice in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 7 January 2013 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Charles M. “Chuck” Clapton has joined its Health practice in Washington, D.C. as a partner.

Clapton most recently served as Health Policy Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, where he was involved with the development of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012.

“Chuck brings a wealth of insight and perspective on health issues and public policy that will be a tremendous asset to Hogan Lovells’ clients,” said Isabel (Liz) Dunst, Head of Hogan Lovells’ Health practice. “He has worked on high level policy issues across all three branches of the government, and his skills and experience are a great addition to our existing practice.”

Prior to his role as Health Policy Director, Clapton was Chief Health Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, where he worked with House and Senate leadership, senior administration staff, and industry stakeholders to coordinate activities relating to pending legislative healthcare initiatives. He helped develop legislative proposals to reform the tax treatment of health insurance, expand access to coverage, and slow the growth in healthcare spending. Earlier in his career, Clapton served as a policy assistant to Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert. Clapton also served as Chief Health Counsel for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and he has extensive policy experience related to Medicare and Medicaid issues.

“With its world-class reputation as a leader in the field of health law, Hogan Lovells is the ideal platform for me to develop my practice and advise clients on a wide range of health policy and life sciences issues,” said Clapton.

Clapton holds a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America and a B.A. from Boston College.

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