Sallyanne Payton, an L. Bates Lea Professor Emerita of Law, retired in 2013. She came to Michigan in 1976 from Washington, D.C., where she was chief counsel for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration of the USDOT, earlier having been staff assistant to the President on the Domestic Council staff. In the private practice of law she was associated with Covington & Burling. She teaches Administrative Law, and has served as a public member and senior fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States and as chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Her industry specialty is health law; she has been active in the effort to reform federal health care financing and regulation.