Larry Claypool was a lawyer for the government watchdog group Freedom Watch.

He is shown to be a hyperpartisan individual who frequently files lawsuits against President Bartlet and his staff in hopes of bringing down the administration. Most significantly, he was a key figure in exposing Leo McGarry's past drug addiction.

Behind the Scenes

  • Larry Claypool was ostensively based on conservative lawyer Larry Clayman, who was known for his similarly frivolous lawsuits against the Clinton administration.
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