The Hoya | March 6, 2015
According to Lawrence Gostin, the director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, Klain was instrumental in serving as a liaison between the White House and Congress. Klain previously served as chief of staff to both Vice President Al Gore and Vice President Joe Biden and directed the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
“He was chosen because he has enormous experience in coordinating multiple government activities and is a really good negotiator,” Gostin said. “He built a bridge to the White House and Congress, and he had the ear of the president.”