Lahey Clinic’s parent company names a former top hospital regulator as its general counsel

Lahey Health System, corporate parent of Lahey Clinic in Burlington and its newly merged partner, Northeast Health System in Beverly, has named former top hospital regulator David G. Spackman as general counsel and senior vice president of governmental affairs.

Spackman joins Lahey Health System from the law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where he worked as a lawyer in its health industry advisory practice group for the past year. From 2007 to 2011, he led the division of nonprofit organizations and public charities in the office of state Attorney General Martha Coakley. In that role, he had regulatory oversight for more than 22,000 public charities in Massachusetts, including most of the state’s hospitals.

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At Lahey Health Systems, Spackman will head up legal activities and government relations and be involved in health care strategy for a system that operates Lahey Clinic, Beverly Hospital, Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, and BayRidge Hospital in Lynn.