Tax, benefits and retirement issues are slated for new scrutiny under Trump’s Labor Department and its transition head, J. Steven Hart. (Photo: Michael Scarcella)

President-elect Donald Trump has named J. Steven Hart, a longtime Washington lobbyist who focuses on tax and employee benefits, as the leader of his labor transition team.

Hart, an attorney and accountant who perennially appears on lists of top D.C. lobbyists, is chairman of the law and lobbying firm Williams & Jensen. Hart brings experience from regulatory posts in the government—he worked at the U.S. Labor Department on benefits and retirement issues. Hart did not respond to request for an interview.

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