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.