The clock is ticking. With or without the co-operation of the outgoing Trump administration during the transition, Joe Biden wants to hit the ground running when he takes office on January 20.
Irrespective of the blizzard of litigation, Mr Biden has already identified key members of the team he hopes will help ensure that his administration assumes the reins of government smoothly.
From foreign policy experts to veteran Democrat operators, here are some of the key players in Team Biden.
A close associate of Joe Biden since the late 1980s, the 59-year-old lawyer has already been named as the president-elect’s chief of staff.
Given his long relationship with Mr Biden and his key role in the election campaign, his appointment was hardly a surprise.
The only glitch in his relationship with Mr Biden came in 2016, when the then vice-president was considering running for the Oval Office and Mr Klain joined Hillary Clinton’s campaign team.