The chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore will assume the same role for Joe Biden.
Ron Klain accepted the post for the vice president-elect on Wednesday, Politico.com reported.
He becomes the second Jewish Clinton administration veteran to serve in a top executive position for President-elect Barack Obama. U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) will serve as White House chief of staff.
Klain, who helped coordinate Gore’s claims in the 2000 presidential recount, later returned to a law practice.